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The Resource The famine plot : England's role in Ireland's greatest tragedy, Tim Pat Coogan

The famine plot : England's role in Ireland's greatest tragedy, Tim Pat Coogan

Label
The famine plot : England's role in Ireland's greatest tragedy
Title
The famine plot
Title remainder
England's role in Ireland's greatest tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Tim Pat Coogan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A bold new history of the great famine that holds the British government accountable."--Jacket
  • "During a Biblical seven years in the middle of the nineteenth century, Ireland experienced the worst disaster a nation could suffer. Fully a quarter of its citizens either perished from starvation or emigrated, with so many dying en route that it was said, "you can walk dry shod to America on their bodies." In this grand, sweeping narrative, Ireland's best-known historian, Tim Pat Coogan, gives a fresh and comprehensive account of one of the darkest chapters in world history, arguing that Britain was in large part responsible for the extent of the national tragedy, and in fact engineered the food shortage in one of the earliest cases of ethnic cleansing. So strong was anti-Irish sentiment in the mainland that the English parliament referred to the famine as 'God's lesson.' Drawing on recently uncovered sources, and with the sharp eye of a seasoned historian, Coogan delivers fresh insights into the famine's causes, recounts its unspeakable events, and delves into the legacy of the "famine mentality" that followed immigrants across the Atlantic to the shores of the United States and had lasting effects on the population left behind. This is a broad, magisterial history of a tragedy that shook the nineteenth century and still impacts the worldwide Irish diaspora of nearly 80 million people today."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coogan, Tim Pat
Dewey number
941.5081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA950.7
LC item number
.C67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Famines
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Starvation
  • Food Supply
  • History, 19th Century
  • Population Dynamics
  • Social Conditions
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Ireland
Label
The famine plot : England's role in Ireland's greatest tragedy, Tim Pat Coogan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [266]-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the scene -- Born to filth -- A million deaths of no use -- Five actors and the orchards of hell -- Meal use -- Evictions -- The work schemes -- The workhouse -- Soup and souperism -- The Poor Law cometh -- Landlords targeted -- Emigration : escape by coffin ship -- The Propaganda of famine
Control code
794922793
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780230109520
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012022499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)794922793
Label
The famine plot : England's role in Ireland's greatest tragedy, Tim Pat Coogan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [266]-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the scene -- Born to filth -- A million deaths of no use -- Five actors and the orchards of hell -- Meal use -- Evictions -- The work schemes -- The workhouse -- Soup and souperism -- The Poor Law cometh -- Landlords targeted -- Emigration : escape by coffin ship -- The Propaganda of famine
Control code
794922793
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780230109520
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012022499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)794922793

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