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Paddy's lament : Ireland 1846-1847 prelude to hatred, Thomas Gallagher

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Paddy's lament : Ireland 1846-1847 prelude to hatred
Title
Paddy's lament
Title remainder
Ireland 1846-1847 prelude to hatred
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Gallagher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This eloquent, searing, and haunting account of the great famine will shock and move the reader, evoke compassion and furry, and add substance to Ireland's bitter, undying hatred for England. Ireland was, and is, too close to England. Queen Elizabeth, in the 16th century, sent military expeditions to subdue the dissident Catholic, fiercely independent clans across the Irish Sea. In the 17th century, Oliver Cromwell, with pitiless fervor, raised an army to conquer Ireland and, in the name of God and the Commonwealth, appropriate the land, subjugate the resisters, and tax them. The restoration of the British monarch did nothing to relieve the Irish. By the mid-19th century, Ireland was a country of 8 million, mainly peasants, living as tenants on small plots, working for absentee landlords, and never far from the edge of economic and physical disaster. The peasants worked the large cattle farms and grain fields to produce an annual abundance- solely for export- while they themselves were forced to subsist on a single, sometimes abundant, and moderately nutritious crop: potatoes. Then nature, with one cruel slash, set the scene for tragedy. In the summer of 1846, an unknown, uncontrollable disease swiftly turned Ireland's pivotal potato crop into foul slime. The contamination spread with almost incredible speed across the land. The peasant and his family now found their precarious, meager existence- their very lives- in hazard. They turned to their British governors for relief. What they received was starvation, eviction, deeper poverty, and rampant sickness. Their plight is portrayed in staggering, terrible detail. A quarter of the population died miserably in less than two years. Those who could manage steerage fare to escape to America endured almost as grim an ordeal on British ships. One quarter of the emigrants died at sea. The final death toll reached 2 million. The history of three nations was changed and a hatred was born, a hatred that cuts across the years and tears the daily fabric of life in England and Ireland now and into the foreseeable future. Meticulously researched in the United States, England, and Ireland, this book emerges as a moving testament to the victims and an indictment against England at a most shameful hour. -- Publishers description
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DLC
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1918-1992
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Gallagher, Thomas
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Famines
  • Ireland
Label
Paddy's lament : Ireland 1846-1847 prelude to hatred, Thomas Gallagher
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 313-333
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The doomed country -- Escape -- The voyage -- Through the golden door
Control code
8172053
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 345 pages
Isbn
9780151706181
Lccn
81048011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)18044
Label
Paddy's lament : Ireland 1846-1847 prelude to hatred, Thomas Gallagher
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 313-333
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The doomed country -- Escape -- The voyage -- Through the golden door
Control code
8172053
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 345 pages
Isbn
9780151706181
Lccn
81048011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)18044

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