By: Christine Kinealy
Palgrave Macmillan Ltd: Dec 2001
Seller ID: 677730
Binding: paperback / softcover
Condition: 288 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4, paperback / softcover, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
The potato famine of 1845-51 was a pivotal event in the development of modern Ireland. No aspect of Irish life was untouched by the crisis. Kinealy offers not just a general history of the famine, but an illuminating exploration of aspects which have received little attention, including the rise in crime, the food export controversy, the role of religion, the growth of the Orange order, and the impact of the uprising in 1848.About Author
Christine Kinealy is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where she completed a PhD on the introduction of the Poor Law to Ireland, 1838-6... View More...