Ireland: A New Economic History, 1780-1939

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Clarendon Press, 1995 - Social Science - 536 pages
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Cormac � Gr�da unites historical research with economic theory in this original and stimulating book, which will be essential reading for all students of Irish history. Within a broadly chronological framework, Ireland offers a fresh, comprehensive examination of all the well-known puzzles of Irish economic history including the inevitability of the Famine, the role of land tenure in agricultural backwardness, and the failure of the economy to industrialize. O'Gr�da's account is both accessible, with technical discussion kept to a minimum, and intellectually exciting.

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Cormac O Grada is on the editorial boards of Explorations in Economic History, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, and Journal of Economic History. He is the author of Ireland before and after the Famine: Explorations in Economic History 1800-1930 (MUP, 1988; pb 1990), The Great Irish Famine (Macmillan, 1989), and Eire Roimh an nGorta: An Saol Eacnamacioch [Ireland before the Famine: Economic Life] (Dublin, 1988)

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