A Death-Dealing Famine

The Great Hunger in Ireland

Christine Kinealy

Publisher: Pluto Press

Release date: 1997-03-20

Famine expert Christine Kinealy examines the influences that shaped the responses to the Famine of 1845-52. The key factors she analyses include political ideologies; providentialist ideas that read the potato blight as a judgement from God; opportunistic interpretations; the role of civil servants, Irish landlords and merchants.