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A want of inhabitants : the famine in Bantry Union / Geraldine Powell.

By: Powell, Geraldine.
Publisher: Dublin : Eastwood Books, 2021Description: xvii, 220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781838041649; 1838041648.Subject(s): Famines -- Ireland -- Bantry -- History -- 19th century | Bantry (Ireland) -- History -- 19th century | Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852DDC classification: 363.8094195 Summary: In the idyllic setting of Bantry Union, thousands of the poorest inhabitants starved to death in the decade of the 1840s. Little is known about the sequence of events of the famine in the Union and how this tragedy unfolded. Many people living in West Cork today think that the ravages were less severe in Bantry than in neighbouring Skibbereen Union. Not even the geographical extent of the Union is clearly known. We do know there was no happy ending. This vital work, combining archival research and social history, seeks to lay bare the factors that led inexorable to catastrophe.
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Autumn 2021
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-200).

In the idyllic setting of Bantry Union, thousands of the poorest inhabitants starved to death in the decade of the 1840s. Little is known about the sequence of events of the famine in the Union and how this tragedy unfolded. Many people living in West Cork today think that the ravages were less severe in Bantry than in neighbouring Skibbereen Union. Not even the geographical extent of the Union is clearly known.
We do know there was no happy ending. This vital work, combining archival research and social history, seeks to lay bare the factors that led inexorable to catastrophe.

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