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A Death-Dealing Famine: The Great Hunger in Ireland Paperback – May 20, 1997

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'One of the outstanding historians of modern Ireland ... Anyone who wants to understand the making of modern Ireland should read Kinealy's book.' --Irish Democrat
 
'Tremendous ... An invaluable addition to that small collection of books which help us look at ourselves through our own eyes, giving us the right to feel hurt and angry, a right taken away from us, and which still, sadly, has to be fought for.' --Andersonstown News

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The Irish Famine of 1845-52, although a pivotal event in the development of modern Ireland, was for decades marginalised or ignored by Irish historians. The book focuses on the key factors which nurtured both policy formulations and the unfolding of events in mid-nineteenth century Ireland. Also examined are the roles of the Irish landlords and merchants, political factions in Westminster and the pivotal role played by civil servants within the British government.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Pluto Press (May 20, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745310745
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745310749
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,662,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've read her books, heard her speak, and visited briefly with her. She is a true historian who tells the story of Ireland both factually based and a good read. Anyone Irish or going to Ireland should read this book.
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I purchased this book after a visit to the Famine Memorial in Hamden, CT, because I wanted to know more than the conventional take on the Irish famine. This book certainly delivers. Though not a quick or easy read, A Death-Dealing Famine helped me understand the historical context of the famine, it's social and political underpinnings, and the truly great horror it caused. in so doing, it also helped me to better understand contemporary issues where social prejudice and political expediency create human tragedy. If you want more than "crossword puzzle" knowledge of The Great Hunger, A Death-Dealing Famine is well worth your time.
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Kinealy's Death-Dealing Famine is scholarly but accessible. Her data on English exports from Ireland is staggering, put into a context that explains the diastrous effects on the Irish people of English hatred and greed.A Death-Dealing Famine: The Great Hunger in Ireland
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If you are of Irish descent and are interested in your roots, please read this book. It details the politics of the potato famine.
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