Great Famine

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  • Ireland The Great Famine

    thing to engulf a nation. This is of course the Great Hunger, also known as the Great Famine. It was one if not the most devastating events in Irish history. Costing Ireland an estimated 800,000 lives to hunger , and even more emigrating out to other nations. Though this number does not stack up to other tragedies in size, this made up roughly 10 percent of the population alone, not accounting for those who had left. But what did the loss of the potato crop do to Ireland. Potatoes started in Peru when the Spanish discovered them, they proceeded to bring the back to Europe and that’s where…

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  • The Great Famine: An Analysis

    Second, nationalism, a patriotic feeling for one’s country, used by both the working-class and capitalists resulted from the class divide. Regarding the working-class’s utilization, the Great Famine serves as an example. When the Irish population boomed, and the potato crop plummeted, a famine resulted. The British government did very little to help the struggling Irish, and nationalism became the Irish workers’ tool to counter the capitalistic British. McKay describes, “The Great Famine also…

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  • Tony Blair's Response To The Great Famine

    While the Great famine could not have happened without the failure of the potato crop – something beyond the control of the British Government- their subsequent response, or there lack of, to the crisis greatly contributed to the devastation caused by the blight. As evidenced by Tony Blair’s 1997 apology to the Irish people, the British Government’s policies during the Great Famine toward a country it was, on paper at least, in union with, were unforgivable. Although the Conservative government…

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  • This Great Calamity: The Irish Famine Analysis

    to the early 1850s, was the Irish potato famine. There is some debate over whether the British were to blame for the mass emigration of the Irish, or that this emigration was bound to happen anyway. Many historians have established their positions on this issue, including Christine Kinealy and Hasia R. Diner. Kinealy, the author of This Great Calamity: The Irish Famine 1845-52, argues that the British are to blame for this mass emigration from Ireland. In contrast Hasia, the author of Where…

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  • Great Famine DBQ Essay

    1.The Great Famine was mainly caused by severe weather. There were an unusual number of storms, which ruined crops people largely depended on, like wheat, oat, and hay crops. Food was scarce, and a price inflation ensued. The Great Famine profoundly impacted medieval society because it resulted in a higher mortality rate, higher crime rate, and less productivity from the laborers due to insufficient nutritions. Additionally, villages were abandoned and there was an increase in vagabonds, or…

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  • Psychological Trauma In Ireland

    throughout short to extended periods of time. Trauma can affect at different levels, at an individual of course, but also at a widespread socio-cultural one, a trauma that resides in the collective consciousness of a people, as exemplified by the effects on the Irish people due to the great famine. Significant trauma can cause a great degree of mental anguish, distress, fear and general hardship which can pervade much to just about all of a single person or an entire people’s lives. A serious…

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  • Essay On Irish Potato Famine

    Devastating and Drastic, the Irish Potato Famine changed Ireland in a variety of ways. Farmers and regular people were starving to death due to the lack of healthy potatoes. The people in Ireland were extremely dependent on potatoes and when the blight came the economy went down. As the fungus spread throughout the country, people began to lose their main source of food. Since the people in Ireland depended on the potato, it made the population cripple with the lack of a healthy food. The Irish…

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  • George Phillips Research Paper

    In the 1840’s the number of Irish immigrants that came into America reached 781,000. That number would only continue togrow through the 1850’s, almost reaching 1 million at 914,000 (Powell 1). This large group of foreign people’s impact on the nation would be made apparent. As all of these immigrants would seek work upon arrival to the country. In the 1840’s during the Irish immigration spike it is worth noting that these people had a mainly agricultural background (Bergquist 1). After being…

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  • Quarantine And My Country In Darkness By Eavan Boland

    history and culture. Born in 1944 in Dublin, Ireland, Boland was the daughter of a diplomat and a painter. At a young age, Boland and her family moved to England, where she was rejected by many people because of her Irish background. Her struggle to gain acceptance sparked an even stronger appreciation for her heritage, inspiring her to write about her country. As Deirdre O 'Byrne, a literary analyst said about Boland, “Her poems speak with a voice which is defiantly female and defiantly…

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  • Compare And Contrast Irish And Ixican Immigration

    Irish and Mexican immigration is very alike in the fact that both groups shared similar types of struggles that caused people to migrate to the United States. Both groups of people experienced environmental, economic and political challenges (Adaptation and Assimilation, n.d.). The Irish experienced the Great Famine and extreme religious and political from the English in the 1700’s these were major factors that pushed people out of the country. In the 1800’s the Irish immigrated in mass to the…

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