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Irish Potato Famine

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Kay` Paul

on 14 September 2012

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Transcript of Irish Potato Famine

Laissez faire Economics British Attitudes and Policies Effects on the Potato What was the Blight? 1846, 116,000 left Ireland Economic Situation
Land Dispersion
Importance of Potato Irish Emigration Irish Potato Famine Providentialism Charles Trevelyan Soup Kitchen Act Revised Poor Law
(The Gregory Clause) John Mitchel Moralism "the famine must aim at educating the Irish people in sturdy self-reliance" (Donnelly 20). “I saw Trevelyan’s claw in the vitals of those children; his red tape would draw them to death; in his government laboratory he had prepared for them the typhus poison” (Donnelly 18). Conditions for Immigrants in England! 1847 215,000-North America
150,000-Britain Left with nothing with them!! Landlords = :) Sea Voyage Grosse Isle Canada (Quebec) “‘Drenched from sea and rain…suffering from cold [and]…seasickness, scarcely able to walk,’ the Irish came off the packets like sea creatures crawling ashore to die” (Kelly, 260). Conditions for immigrants in Canada Bibliography!! “Good God, are you to sit in cabinet, and consider and calculate how much diarrhea, and bloody flux, and dysentery, a people can bear before it becomes necessary for you to provide them with food?” (Litton 25) “Ireland is in your hands, in your power. If you do not save her, she cannot save herself. I solemnly call on you to recollect that I predict with the sincerest conviction that a quarter of her population will perish unless you come to her relief” (Litton 71) Donnelly, James S. "Chapter 1." The Great Irish Potato Famine. Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton, 2001. N. pag. Print.

Kelly, John. "Chapters 14 & 15." The Graves Are Walking. London: Faber, 2012. N. pag. Print.

Litton, Helen. The Irish Famine: An Illustrated History. Dublin: Wolfhound, 1994. Print.
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