In September 1845, the farmers of Ireland made a chilling discoveryOComuch of their potato crop was black, mushy, and rotten. The crop failure marked the beginning of the Great Irish Famine, one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the 19th century. With some 3 million Irish people dependent on the potato for their very survival, starvation and epidemic disease soon devastated the population. During the famine years, at least 1 million people died, and another 1 million left their homeland for good. Was the famine the ...

The Great Irish Famine 2011, Chelsea House Publications, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781604139181