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Cormac Ó Gráda



questions great famine potato effective social groups irish famine famines ireland history ireland history famine 1845 1852

Ireland's great famine (1992)

Abstract In this judicious analysis Professor Cormac O'Grada addresses central questions. Was Ireland overpopulated or over-dependent on the potato before the Irish famine? Could the 'tragic and horrific' scenes that accompanied the famine have been avoided by more effective relief? What were the famine's differential effects on social groups, or on regions, in the short and long term?
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Cormac Ó Gráda
University College Dublin
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