This great calamity: the Irish famine, 1845-52

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Gill & Macmillan, 1994 - Business & Economics - 450 pages
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A comprehensive look at the Irish Famine of 1845-1852, and the relief effort that may have intensified its effects

A watershed event in the history of Ireland, the Irish Famine dramatically altered the economic and social fabric of the country -- by 1847 over 2 million Irish people had either died or emigrated.

This comprehensive book examines the causes and consequences of the catastrophe, and focuses on how the relief efforts often prolonged the crisis.

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