2012, English, Book, Illustrated edition: Atlas of the great Irish famine, 1845-52 / editors: John Crowley, William J. Smyth and Mike Murphy.

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Atlas of the great Irish famine, 1845-52 / editors: John Crowley, William J. Smyth and Mike Murphy
 
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Physical Description
  • xvi, 710 pages : illustrations, some color ; 31 cm.
Published
  • Cork, Ireland Cork University Press, 2012.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Atlas of the great Irish famine, 1845-52 /​ editors: John Crowley, William J. Smyth and Mike Murphy.
Other Authors
  • Crowley, John, 1966-
  • Smyth, William J., 1949-
  • Murphy, Michael, 1966 February 3-
Published
  • Cork, Ireland Cork University Press, 2012.
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • xvi, 710 pages : illustrations, some color ; 31 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • The Great Irish Famine is the most pivotal event in modern Irish history, with implications that cannot be underestimated. Over a million people perished between 1845-1852, and well over a million others fled to other locales within Europe and America. By 1850, the Irish made up a quarter of the population in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. The 2000 US census had 41 million people claim Irish ancestry, or one in five white Americans. This book considers how such a near total decimation of a country by natural causes could take place in industrialized, 19th century Europe and situates the Great Famine alongside other world famines for a more globally informed approach. It seeks to try and bear witness to the thousands and thousands of people who died and are buried in mass Famine pits or in fields and ditches, with little or nothing to remind us of their going. The centrality of the Famine workhouse as a place of destitution is also examined in depth. Likewise the atlas represents and documents the conditions and experiences of the many thousands who emigrated from Ireland in those desperate years, with case studies of famine emigrants in cities such as Liverpool, Glasgow, New York and Toronto. The Atlas places the devastating Irish Famine in greater historic context than has been attempted before, by including over 150 original maps of population decline, analysis and examples of poetry, contemporary art, written and oral accounts, numerous illustrations, and photography, all of which help to paint a fuller picture of the event and to trace its impact and legacy. In this comprehensive and stunningly illustrated volume, over fifty chapters on history, politics, geography, art, population, and folklore provide readers with a broad range of perspectives and insights into this event. -- Publisher description.
Contents
  • I. IRELAND BEFORE AND AFTER THE GREAT FAMINE
  • The story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-52 : a geographical perspective
  • 'Mapping the people' : the growth and distribution of the population
  • 1740-41 Famine
  • The potato : root of the Famine
  • Baunreagh, County Laois : The failure of the potato
  • Diet in pre-Famine Ireland
  • II. THE GREAT HUNGER
  • The longue durée - imperial Britain and colonial Ireland
  • The colonial dimensions of the Great Irish Famine
  • British relief measures
  • Charles Trevelyan
  • The operation of the poor law during the Famine
  • Queen Victoria and the Great Famine
  • Burying and resurrecting the past : the Queen Victoria statue in University College Cork
  • The largest amount of good : Quaker relief efforts
  • 'Born astride a grave' : The geography of the dead
  • III. THE WORKHOUSE
  • The creation of the workhouse system
  • Classify, confine, discipline and punish - the Roscrea Union : a microgeography of the workhouse system during the Famine
  • Famine and workhouse clothing
  • The Cork workhouse
  • Ulster workhouses - ideological geometry and conflict
  • Lurgan workhouse
  • IV. POPULATION DECLINE AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS
  • Mortality and the Great Famine
  • 'Variations in vulnerability' : understanding where and why people died
  • Medical relief and the Great Famine
  • 'Report upon the recent epidemic fever in Ireland' : the evidence from County Cork
  • Emigration to North America in the era of the Great Famine, 1845-55
  • The cities and towns of Ireland, 1841-51
  • The roles of cities and towns during the Great Famine
  • The impact of the Great Famine on subsistent women
  • The landed classes during the Great Irish Famine
  • 'Turned out ... thrown down' : evictions in Bunkilla and Monavanshare, Donoughmore,County Cork
  • CONNACHT
  • Introduction : the province of Connacht and the Great Famine
  • Clifden Union, Connemara, County Galway
  • In the shadow of Sliabh an Iarainn
  • Mohill workhouse Union
  • The Famine in County Roscommon
  • Ballykilcline, County Roscommon
  • LEINSTER
  • Introduction : the province of Leinster and the Great Famine
  • County Meath during the Famine
  • Burying the Famine dead : Kilkenny Union workhouse
  • King's County during the Great Famine :'poverty and plenty'
  • The Smith estate of Baltyboys, County Wicklow
  • MUNSTER
  • Introduction : the province of Munster and the Great Famine
  • Mortality and emigration in six parishes in the Union of Skibbereen, West Cork, 1846-47
  • From 'famine roads' to 'manor walls' : the Famine in Glenville, County Cork
  • The Famine in the County Tipperary parish of Shanrahan
  • The Famine in the Dingle Peninsula
  • Famine relief in Cove and the Great Island, April 1846-March 1847
  • Visit of Queen Victoria to Cove, August 1849
  • ULSTER
  • Introduction: the province of Ulster and the Great Famine
  • The Great Famine and religious demography in midnineteenth-century Ulster
  • The Great Hunger in Belfast
  • Mapping the Famine in Monaghan
  • The management of famine in Donegal in the hungry forties
  • V. WITNESSING THE FAMINE
  • The Great Famine in Gaelic manuscripts
  • The artist as witness : James Mahony
  • Asenath Nicholson's Irish journeys
  • Thomas Carlyle and Famine Ireland
  • 'Le pays classique de la faim' : France and the Great Irish Famine
  • VI. THE SCATTERING
  • Exodus from Ireland - patterns of emigration
  • Liverpool and the Great Irish Famine
  • The Fidelia
  • Irish Famine refugees and the emergence of Glasgow Celtic Football Club
  • Archaeological evidence of Irish migration? : rickets in the Irish community of London's East End, 1843-54
  • Black '47 and Toronto, Canada
  • Gross Île, Quebec
  • The Famine and New York City
  • New York Famine memorial
  • The Great Famine and Australia
  • 'Week after week, the eviction and the exodus' : Ireland and Moreton Bay, 1848-52
  • VII. LEGACY
  • Land reform in post-Famine Ireland
  • Legacy and loss : the great silence and its aftermath
  • Famine and the Irish diaspora
  • VIII. REMEMBERING THE FAMINE
  • The folklore of the Famine : Seanchas an Drochshaoil
  • Na prátaí dubha
  • Tadhg Ó Murchú (1842-928)
  • Sites of memory
  • Famine memorial sites in County Cork
  • 'Remembering, not forgetting', a commemorative composition
  • The Big House and Famine memory : Strokestown Park House
  • A Great Famine discovery of Viking Gold : Vesnoy,Strokestown, County Roscommon
  • Mapping the Great Famine in Irish art
  • Sculpting Famine
  • Literature and the Famine
  • IX. HUNGER AND FAMINE TODAY
  • The Great Famine and today's famines
  • Food security, food poverty, food sovereignty : moving beyond labels to a world of change?
  • Images of famine : whose hunger?
  • Fighting world hunger in the twenty-first century.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 679-704) and index.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9781859184790
Dewey Number
  • 941.5081
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