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Irish Famine: A Documentary
Irish Famine: A Documentary
Our Price: $24.00
Year: 2001
Pages: 214
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 312300514

Product Code: 075677862X

Colm Toibin (au); Diarmaid Ferriter (au). The Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s has been popularly perceived as a genocide attributable to the British govít. In professional historical circles, however, such singular thinking was dismissed many years ago. And while British governmental sins of omission & commission during the famine played their part, there is a broader context of land agitation & regional influences of class conflict within Ireland that also contributed to the starvation of more than a million people. This book opens a door to understanding all sides of this tragedy with an absorbing history that is supported by a collection of key documents. An important piece of revisionist that is sure to become the classic primer for this lamentable period of Irish history.

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