Famine and Community in Mullingar Poor Law Union, 1845-49 (Maynooth Studies in Irish Local History)

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9780716526780: Famine and Community in Mullingar Poor Law Union, 1845-49 (Maynooth Studies in Irish Local History)
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This book is a micro-regional analysis of the social and spatial effects of four consecutive harvest failures of varying intensity, of the staple food of almost forty per cent of this midland unionĂ­s population. It challenges the traditional portrayal of the peasantry as merely helpless victims of both laissez-faire economics and evicting landlords.

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[Maynooth Studies in Local History No.21].

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The sesquicentennial commemoration of the Great Irish famine has led to renewed interest in the regional impact of this watershed in Irish history. This is a micro-regional analysis of the social and spatial staple food of almost 40 per cent of this midland Union's population. It challenges the traditional portrayal of the peasantry as merely helpless victims of both laissez-faire economics and evicting landlords. This region's microcosmic replication of the country's famine experience is examined in the context of the effects of this experience on the Union's various communities of interest.

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