Author Ó Murchadha, Ciarán, author
Title Figures in a famine landscape / Ciarán Ó Murchadha
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  DA950.7 .O534 2016    AVAILABLE    30600020101904
 Modern History Library  941.5081 O57    AVAILABLE    30550100651650
Descript xii, 227 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note "The origins of this book go back to an earlier study of 1998, Sable Wings over the Land"--Preface
Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-219) and index
"An examination of the Great Irish Famine of 1845-1852 through the experiences of a selection of significant figures from a region that was badly afflicted"-- Provided by publisher
"Figures in a Famine Landscape follows a number of individuals involved in different public capacities in a particularly afflicted district of Ireland during the Great Famine. Among them are an outspoken newspaper editor; two clergymen (one Catholic, one Protestant); two highly qualified and busy physicians; two landlords and an exterminating agent; a Board of Works official and a Poor Law inspector. Some of these figures have been subjected to academic study previously, while others are more obscure, but their thinking and actions all had a major effect on the existences of tens of thousands of the destitute poor in Ireland at a crucial point in the country's history. Taking an exhaustive approach to source material that includes private diaries, letters, official reports and correspondence, police files, parliamentary papers and a wealth of newspapers, the author builds up an in-depth, almost microscopic picture of each individual, providing a unique and very human lens through which to view the Great Famine"-- Provided by publisher
1. John Busteed Knox, Newspaper Editor -- 2. The Abrasive Captain Wynne -- 3. John Singleton : The Responsible Country Gentleman -- 4. Bickering Physicians : P.M. Cullinan and Michael Healy -- 5. The Parish Incumbent : Rev. Henry Murphy -- 6. The Exterminator General : Marcus Keane of Beech Park -- 7. Fr. Michael Meehan and the Little Ark -- 8. Cabin-Tumbling Warrior : Crofton Moore Vandeleur -- 9. Reluctant Hero : Captain A.E. Kennedy -- 10. Figures in a Famine Landscape
Link Online version: Ó Murchadha, Ciarán. Figures in a famine landscape London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016 9781472508638 (DLC) 2016009235
Subject Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852
Famines -- Social aspects -- Ireland -- Clare -- History -- 19th century
Poor -- Ireland -- Clare -- History -- 19th century
Clare (Ireland) -- Biography
Ennis (Ireland) -- Biography
Clare (Ireland) -- History -- 19th century
Ennis (Ireland) -- History -- 19th century
Alt Author Ó Murchadha, Ciarán. Sable wings over the land