The Graves Are Walking

The Graves Are Walking

The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People

Book - 2012
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This compelling new look at one of the worst disasters to strike humankind--the Great Irish Potato Famine--provides fresh material and analysis on the role that nineteenth-century evangelical Protestantism played in shaping British policies and on Britain's attempt to use the famine to reshape Irish society and character.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xii, 397 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780805091847
080509184X
Branch Call Number: 941.5081 Kel

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BarryPearl
Nov 04, 2017

This is a brilliant, thoroughly researched book that lays much of the blame for the death of thousands of Irish people and mass exodus from the country due to the Potato Famine at the feet of the British Government. Social engineering attempted by the British Government was intended to change the Irish people from lazy and drunken to a more productive society while also applying modern agricultural techniques and eliminating the small farmer class. The book is very well written and makes the case that much of the death and suffering during the Famine could have been avoided if the British Government and the English people did not believe that much of the tragedy that befell the Irish people was the direct result of the will of God.

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