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Author Kelly, John, 1945-
Title The graves are walking : the great famine and the saga of the Irish people / John Kelly.
Published New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2012.
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 Floor2  DA950.7 .K45 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 397 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The savage shore : three Englishmen in Ireland -- The news from Ireland -- "The Irish can live on anything" -- Want -- The hanging of Bryan Serry -- The lord of providence -- The great and glorious cause of Ireland -- The mandate of heaven -- A sermon for Ireland -- Snow -- The queen's speech -- Pestilence -- Atonement -- "I shall arise and go now" -- Yankee doodle dandy -- Catastrophe and its consolations.
Summary This compelling new look at one of the worst disasters to strike humankind--the Great Irish Potato Famine--provides fresh material and analysis on the role that nineteenth-century evangelical Protestantism played in shaping British policies and on Britain's attempt to use the famine to reshape Irish society and character.
Subject Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852.
Irish -- Migrations -- History -- 19th century.
Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Famines -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
Alternate Title Great famine and the saga of the Irish people
ISBN 080509184X
9780805091847
OCLC number 740628637