The Great Irish Famine by Christine Kinealy
Impact, Ideology and Rebellion (British History in Perspective)

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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 Christine Kinealy

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Christine Kinealy is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where she completed a PhD on the introduction of the Poor Law to Ireland, 1838-62. She is currently a Reader at the University of Central Lancashire and an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool University.
 
Published October 31, 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan. 288 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction
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