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8 edition of The Great Hunger: Ireland found in the catalog.

The Great Hunger: Ireland

1845-1849

by Cecil Woodham Smith

  • 97 Want to read
  • 21 Currently reading

Published by Penguin Group .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • British & Irish history: c 1700 to c 1900,
  • Economic history,
  • Social history,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • History: World,
  • Famines,
  • History - General History,
  • Ireland,
  • Europe - Ireland,
  • History / Ireland,
  • 19th century,
  • Emigration and immigration,
  • History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages528
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9303382M
    ISBN 10014014515X
    ISBN 109780140145151

      For over five hundred years before the Great Hunger of , famine was a relatively frequent occurrence in Ireland. Widespread shortage of food crops, due mainly to severe weather conditions, occurred regularly between the 14th and 18th centuries. However, the period of unprecedented apocalyptic disaster which commenced in – often referred to as the.   Why, until now, has there been so little evidence of the Great Hunger of to on the streets, parks, and monuments of Ireland? A former Hollywood scriptwriter, the people of a Author: Ciaran Tierney.

    Heathcliff and the Great Hunger reads Irish culture from Swift and Burke to Yeats and Joyce in the light of the torturous, often tragic socio-political history that conditioned it. Eagleton opens with a brilliant conjugation of Wuthering Heights in the context of the famine in Ireland, highlighting the Irish connections of the Bronte family. This book asks: how did children experience--and survive--the tragedy that unfolded in Ireland between and ? Children and the Great Hunger in Ireland brings together the work of some of the leading researchers in Irish studies, with new scholarship, methodologies and perspectives.

    Get this from a library! A death-dealing famine: the great hunger in Ireland. [Christine Kinealy] -- "The Irish Famine of , although a pivotal event in the development of modern Ireland, was for decades marginalised or ignored by Irish historians. In examining the reasons for this silence. Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland explores this question by focusing on a particular, and lesser-known, aspect of the Famine: that being the extent to which people throughout the world mobilized to provide money, food and clothing to assist the starving Irish.


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The Great Hunger: Ireland by Cecil Woodham Smith Download PDF EPUB FB2

Cecil Blanche Woodman-Smith was a British historian and author of popular history books on the Victorian era, including The Great Hunger, Queen Victoria, The Reason Why, and Thin Men of Hadda. She was appointed CBE inand received honorary doctorates from the National University of Ireland and the University of St.

by: Play Book Tag: [+ Poll Ballot Tally] The Great Hunger: Ireland, / Cecil Woodham-Smith. stars: 1 8: PM Play The Great Hunger: Ireland book Tag: The Great Hunger by Cecil Woodham-Smith - 4 Stars: 2 PM/5. Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland has soul.

It is an essential companion to any other book about Ireland’s Great Hunger, and, because the author has provided a crisp, clear and concise context – the how, where and why of the Hunger – the book can stand on its own as well/5(5). The continuing impact on Anglo-Irish relations was incalculable, the immediate human cost almost inconceivable.

In this vivid and disturbing book Cecil Woodham-Smith provides the definitive account.'A moving and terrible book. It combines great literary power with great learning. It explains much in modern Ireland - and in modern America' D.W /5(2).

The Great Hunger Memorial, Ireland This is one of those stops that does not define a trip but rather provides an opportunity to focus on a period of history that defines a nation. It provides a moment of reflection along the road as you travel within Ireland.5/5(4).

THE GREAT HUNGER is the definitive history of the Irish Potato Famine of When the Englishwoman Cecil Woodham-Smith published this book in she was vilified and branded a Communist by the British establishment which had spent the previous years explaining away what is undoubtedly the greatest European famine since by: In History Ireland magazine (, issue 5, pp.

), Christine Kinealy, a Great Hunger scholar, lecturer and Drew University professor, relates her findings: “Almost 4, vessels carried food from Ireland to the ports of Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool and London duringwhenIrish men, women and children died of starvation and. The Irish Potato Famine, also known as the Great Hunger, began in when a fungus-like organism called Phytophthora infestans (or P.

infestans). The Great Famine also referred to as "The Great Hunger", that lasted between and was arguably the single greatest disaster that affected the Irish history. The famine was caused by the potato blight (fungus) that was inadvertently brought over initially from North America to mainland Europe and had eventually made its way to Ireland during the summer of Buy The Great Hunger: Ireland Unabridged by Woodham-Smith, Cecil (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(83). 1 - p.m. - Arrival and registration at York Hill - p.m. - Visit to Ireland's Great Hunger Museum (transportation provided) - 7 p.m.

- Book launch ("The Bad Times," "An Droch Shaol," and "Women and the Great Hunger") and reception featuring the music of harpist Terra Burgoyne (pizza and refreshments provided). The horror of what is casually referred to as the "Potato Famine" is meticulously chronicled in the superb and immensely readable "The Great Hunger: Ireland ", by Cecil Woodham-Smith.

The first paragraph sets the tone: At the beginning ofthe state of Ireland was as it had been for nearly seven hundred years, a source of grave anxiety to England. Find books like The Great Hunger: Ireland - from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Great Hunger: Irelan.

The Great Hunger is a heartbreaking story of suffering, insensitivity, and blundering stupidity; yet it is also an epic tale of courage, dignity, and - despite all odds - a hardly supportable optimism.

Cecil Blanche Woodham-Smith () was a British historian and biographer. Book Title: Women and the Great Hunger. ISBN Author: Edited by Christine Kinealy, Jason King and Ciarán Reilly. Publisher: Quinnipiac University Press, Author: Margaret Kelleher.

Get this from a library. Children and the great hunger in Ireland. [Christine Kinealy; Jason King; Gerard Moran;] -- In any sustained period of food shortages, hunger and famine, children are one of the most vulnerable groups in terms of disease and mortality.

The Great Hunger that. The Great Hunger of to cast a long shadow over the subsequent history of Ireland and its diaspora. Sincethere has been a renewed interest in studying this event, not only by history scholars and students, but by archeologists, artists, musicians, scientists, folklorists, etc., all of which has added greatly to our understanding.

Excerpt: In Ireland, the Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration between and It is also known, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine. In the Irish language it is called an Gorta Mor (IPA: meaning "the Great Hunger") or an Drochshaol (, meaning "the bad life").

The Great Hunger is a book about the Great Famine in Ireland in – by British historian Cecil Woodham-Smith. It was published by Harper and Row and Penguin Books.

References [ edit ]Author: Cecil Woodham-Smith. A book from Tim Pat Coogan could prove that the Irish Great Hunger was, in fact, genocide committed by the British. Was this a horrific crime by the English or not?Author: Niall O'dowd.

Cecil Blanche Woodman-Smith was a British historian and author of popular history books on the Victorian era, including The Great Hunger, Queen Victoria, The Reason Why, and Thin Men of Hadda.

She was appointed CBE inand received honorary doctorates from the National University of Ireland and the University of St. Andrews. She died in /4(1).Published under the aegis of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, these essays cover a wide range of topics, from the experiences of children in workhouses and as emigrants to Author: Christopher Cusack.Great Famine, famine that occurred in Ireland in –49 when the potato crop failed in successive years.

The Irish famine was the worst to occur in Europe in the 19th century: about one million people died from starvation or from typhus and other famine-related diseases.