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The Resource The killing of Major Denis Mahon : a mystery of old Ireland, Peter Duffy

The killing of Major Denis Mahon : a mystery of old Ireland, Peter Duffy

Label
The killing of Major Denis Mahon : a mystery of old Ireland
Title
The killing of Major Denis Mahon
Title remainder
a mystery of old Ireland
Statement of responsibility
Peter Duffy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A narrative account of the nineteenth-century assassination of an Anglo-Irish landlord whose demise occurred at the height of the Great Irish Famine evaluates Mahon's possible role in the sufferings of his tenants and draws on the observations of powerful period leaders
  • "The Killing of Major Denis Mahon is the riveting true story of a controversial murder that casts new light on the Great Irish Famine. At the height of the famine now considered the greatest social disaster to strike nineteenth-century Europe, Anglo-Irish landlord Major Denis Mahon from County Roscommon was assassinated as he drove his carriage through his property, which was filled with thousands of starving tenants. Mahon had removed 3,000 of his 12,000 tenants by offering some passage to America aboard disease-ridden "coffin ships," giving others a pound or two to leave peaceably, and sending the sheriff to evict the rest. His murder sparked a sensation and drove many of the world's most powerful leaders, from the queen of England to the pope, to debate its meaning." "Award-winning journalist Peter Duffy tells, for the first time, the story of the assassination and its connection to the cataclysm that would forever change Ireland and America. With full access to historical records, including Mahon's private papers, government documents, and extensive court and police files, Duffy tries to uncover the truth about Mahon's murder and the role he did - or did not - play in the sufferings of his tenants, while also shedding new light on the horrific struggles of the starving and impoverished Irish."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duffy, Peter
Dewey number
941.5081
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA950.7
LC item number
.D84 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mahon, Denis
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Social conflict
  • Mahon, Denis
  • Homicide
  • Famines
  • Social conflict
  • Poor
  • Land tenure
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Ireland
  • Roscommon (Ireland : County)
  • Ireland
  • Roscommon (Ireland
Label
The killing of Major Denis Mahon : a mystery of old Ireland, Peter Duffy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-342) 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
The consent of things -- Until decisive steps are taken -- In the name of god, do something for us -- Good and willing, idle and bad -- The supernumerary portion of the inhabitants -- Quiet and peaceable possession -- Wretched, sickly, miserable -- Upon their devoted heads let the result lye -- That flame which now rages -- Guilty of the blood of the murdered Major Mahon -- Decided measures - -Summum jus, summa injuria -- So injudicious a course -- Conspire, confederate, and agree together -- It has been indeed, really proved -- This melancholy exhibition of human suffering
Control code
148887326
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780060840501
Lccn
2007300342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)148887326
Label
The killing of Major Denis Mahon : a mystery of old Ireland, Peter Duffy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-342) 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
The consent of things -- Until decisive steps are taken -- In the name of god, do something for us -- Good and willing, idle and bad -- The supernumerary portion of the inhabitants -- Quiet and peaceable possession -- Wretched, sickly, miserable -- Upon their devoted heads let the result lye -- That flame which now rages -- Guilty of the blood of the murdered Major Mahon -- Decided measures - -Summum jus, summa injuria -- So injudicious a course -- Conspire, confederate, and agree together -- It has been indeed, really proved -- This melancholy exhibition of human suffering
Control code
148887326
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780060840501
Lccn
2007300342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)148887326

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