Atlas of the Great Irish Famine
by John Crowley, William J. Smyth, Mike Murphy
Editor: Cork University Press
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The Great Famine is perhaps the most essential event or experience in modern Irish history.Its global scope and implications cannot be underestimatedIn terms of mortality, it is now widely accepted that more than one million people died between the years 1845-1852 and at least one million dollars and a quarter fled the country, the vast majority from North America, some from Australia and a significant minority ($0.3 million) from British cities.Ireland had been afflicted by famine before the events of the 1840s; however, the Great Famine is marked both by its scale and longevity.It is also preferable to recall because it was the most recent and best documented of the famine.This atlas of more than fifty chapters and case studies will provide readers with a wide range of views and relevant information on this tragic event.The atlas begins by acknowledging the impossibility of adequately representing the Great Famine, or all the great hunger in the world.However, by exploring a number of themes from a reconstruction of pre-Family in Ireland starting from an exploration of today’s modes of memory; by the use of over 150 very original computer generated from the parish computer maps of population decline, social transformation and other key themes between the census years of 1841 and 1851, and through the use of the poThis atlas aims to try, and testify to thousands and thousands of people who have died and been buried in the mass of the Famine pits or in fields and ditches, with little or nothing to remind us of their lives.The centrality of the Famine, asylums as a place of misery is also examined in depth.Likewise, the atlas seeks to represent and understand the conditions and experiences of several thousand people who have emigrated from Ireland to desperate years.Includes case studies of f
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