The Resource Black '47 and beyond : the great Irish famine in history, economy, and memory, Cormac Ó Gráda

Black '47 and beyond : the great Irish famine in history, economy, and memory, Cormac Ó Gráda

Label
Black '47 and beyond : the great Irish famine in history, economy, and memory
Title
Black '47 and beyond
Title remainder
the great Irish famine in history, economy, and memory
Statement of responsibility
Cormac Ó Gráda
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Here Ireland's premier economic historian and one of the leading authorities on the Great Irish Famine examines the most lethal natural disaster to strike Europe in the nineteenth century. Between the mid-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, the food source that we still call the Irish potato had allowed the fastest population growth in the whole of Western Europe. As vividly described in O Grada's new work, the advent of the blight phytophthora infestans transformed the potato from an emblem of utility to a symbol of death by starvation. The Irish famine peaked in Black '47, but it brought misery and increased mortality to Ireland for several years." "Moving away from the traditional narrative historical approach to the catastrophe, O Grada concentrates instead on fresh insights available through interdisciplinary and comparative methods. He highlights several economic and demographic features of the famine previously neglected in the literature, such as the part played by traders and markets, by medical science, and by migration."--Jacket
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DLC
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Ó Gráda, Cormac
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA950.7
LC item number
.O366 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Famine (Ireland
  • Famines
  • Famines
  • Economic history
  • Famines
  • Hongersnood
  • Hungersnot
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Irlande
  • Irlande
  • Irlande
  • Ireland
  • Irland
Label
Black '47 and beyond : the great Irish famine in history, economy, and memory, Cormac Ó Gráda
Link
https://archive.org/details/black47beyondgre00ogra
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Contexts and chronology : The potato ; The condition of pre-famine Ireland ; Weather, climate, and the famine ; A brief chronology -- 2. Relief : Agency and voice ; Captain O'Brien and Captain Wynne ; Other options ; Did England sleep? -- 3. The demography of the Irish famine : The toll in lives ; The role of medicine ; Famine and gender ; The famine and emigration ; New York's famine Irish -- 4. Winners and losers : Entitlements ; Landlords ; Traders and markets ; Moneylenders -- 5. Famine in Dublin City : Dublin: the face behind the gorgeous mask ; Famine mortality in Dublin ; An institutional perspective ; Appendix: A note on the Glasnevin burials -- 6. Famine memory : History and memory ; The famine in folk memory ; Famine mortality ; Hunger and theft ; The potato before the blight ; Conflict, resentment, and amnesia ; Miracles: hospitality rewarded ; The famine in ballad and song ; Appendix: References to rates of pay on the public works -- 7. The legacy
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780691015507
Lccn
98027291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39256563
  • (OCoLC)ocm39256563
Label
Black '47 and beyond : the great Irish famine in history, economy, and memory, Cormac Ó Gráda
Link
https://archive.org/details/black47beyondgre00ogra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Contexts and chronology : The potato ; The condition of pre-famine Ireland ; Weather, climate, and the famine ; A brief chronology -- 2. Relief : Agency and voice ; Captain O'Brien and Captain Wynne ; Other options ; Did England sleep? -- 3. The demography of the Irish famine : The toll in lives ; The role of medicine ; Famine and gender ; The famine and emigration ; New York's famine Irish -- 4. Winners and losers : Entitlements ; Landlords ; Traders and markets ; Moneylenders -- 5. Famine in Dublin City : Dublin: the face behind the gorgeous mask ; Famine mortality in Dublin ; An institutional perspective ; Appendix: A note on the Glasnevin burials -- 6. Famine memory : History and memory ; The famine in folk memory ; Famine mortality ; Hunger and theft ; The potato before the blight ; Conflict, resentment, and amnesia ; Miracles: hospitality rewarded ; The famine in ballad and song ; Appendix: References to rates of pay on the public works -- 7. The legacy
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780691015507
Lccn
98027291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39256563
  • (OCoLC)ocm39256563

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