The Other Famine: The 1822 Crisis in County Leitrim

The Other Famine: The 1822 Crisis in County Leitrim

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In the summer of 1822 a bad potato crop and limited employment opportunities created famine conditions in the west and south-west of Ireland. The Other Famine is the first book to examine these events, and specifically their implications for County Leitrim. Beginning with an overview of life in the county from 1800 to 1821, this book looks at landlord-tenant relationships, the standard of living of the poor, and the impact of the typhus fever epidemic of 1816-18.… (more)

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Publisher: The History Press Ireland (November 30, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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