The Great Famine: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Great Hunger in Ireland from 1845 to 1849 and How the Irish Potato Famine Wa (Hardcover)

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The Great Famine: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Great Hunger in Ireland from 1845 to 1849 and How the Irish Potato Famine Wa (Hardcover)

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Uncover the Saga of Resilience and Survival in The Great Famine


In the pages of this enlightening book, you are invited on a journey back to the 1840s, to the heart of Ireland's darkest hour. Witness the profound impact of the Great Famine, an event that reshaped not only Ireland but also the world.


Discover the Roots of Tragedy

  • Delve into the history of agriculture in Ireland and understand the deep-seated vulnerabilities of this nation.
  • Explore the rise of colonialism and its grip on Irish life, which set the stage for a catastrophe.


The Catalyst of Despair

  • Unearth the pivotal role of the humble potato, the lifeblood of Ireland's peasant class.
  • Witness the arrival of the potato plague, a harbinger of doom that decimated crops and dreams alike.


A Crisis Mismanaged

  • Analyze the British Empire's inadequate response, a blend of negligence and apathy that deepened the crisis.
  • Feel the pulse of worldwide outrage and relief efforts, as global communities rallied together in the face of human suffering.


A Ripple Across Oceans

  • Trace the exodus of one to two million Irish souls who sought refuge and a new beginning in distant lands, from North America to Australia.
  • Discover how these brave immigrants shaped the United States during and after the Civil War and sowed new roots in the British Empire.


Memorials and Legacy

  • Visit the memorials that stand as poignant reminders of this epoch, keeping the memories alive across generations.
  • Reflect on the long road to recovery and how the blight irrevocably changed Ireland, the US, and public health.


This book is not just a recount of history; it's also a tribute to the indomitable spirit of a people who faced unimaginable adversity. Their story is a testament to human resilience and a beacon of hope that shines through the darkest times.


Product Details ISBN: 9781637169957
ISBN-10: 1637169957
Publisher: Captivating History
Publication Date: February 1st, 2024
Pages: 98
Language: English