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, Prelude to Hatred by Thomas Gallagher

(paperback; 5.99 IRP / 9.00 USD) 


The hundreds of thousands of Irish men and women who survived the harrowing voyage to America during the calamitous years of the great famine brought with them a deep animosity towards England. Irish-American author Thomas Gallagher explores in details the roots of this hostility, which has persisted down to the present day. This book is a compelling and powerful account of the devastating consequences which resulted when the potato crop failed in 1846 and 1847. Irish peasants were faced with starvation, eviction and disease, while, ironically, shiploads of grain and cattle continued to be exported to England. Making extensive use of contemporary records and eye-witness reports, the author goes on to recreate the experiences of a group of Irish who sought refuge in emigration. This book captures the anguished voice of the famine victim as well as shedding considerable light on current attitude and events.




This petition seeks your support for a campaign to:

* Persuade relevant authors, editors and website content providers to stop using the word ‘Famine’ for what took place in Ireland between 1845 and 1850, and start using terms such as, "The Great Hunger" or 'An tOcras Mór

PETITION LINK- TO CHANGE THE WORD FAMINE http://www.petitions24.com/when_famine_became_genocide_ireland_1845_-_1850

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