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The Resource The graves are walking : the great famine and the saga of the Irish people, John Kelly

The graves are walking : the great famine and the saga of the Irish people, John Kelly

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The graves are walking : the great famine and the saga of the Irish people
Title
The graves are walking
Title remainder
the great famine and the saga of the Irish people
Statement of responsibility
John Kelly
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A magisterial account of the worst disasters to strike humankind'the Great Irish Potato Famine'conveyed as lyrical narrative history from the acclaimed author of The Great Mortality Deeply researched, compelling in its details, and startling in its conclusions about the appalling decisions behind a tragedy of epic proportions, John Kelly's retelling of the awful story of Ireland's great hunger will resonate today as history that speaks to our own times. It started in 1845 and before it was over more than one million men, women, and children would die and another two million would flee the country. Measured in terms of mortality, the Great Irish Potato Famine was the worst disasters in the nineteenth century'it claimed twice as many lives as the American Civil War. A perfect storm of bacterial infection, political greed, and religious intolerance sparked this catastrophe. But even more extraordinary than its scope were its political underpinnings, and The Graves Are Walking provides fresh material and analysis on the role that Britain's nation-building policies played in exacerbating the devastation by attempting to use the famine to reshape Irish society and character. Religious dogma, anti-relief sentiment, and racial and political ideology combined to result in an almost inconceivable disaster of human suffering. This is ultimately a story of triumph over perceived destiny: for fifty million Americans of Irish heritage, the saga of a broken people fleeing crushing starvation and remaking themselves in a new land is an inspiring story of revival. Based on extensive research and written with novelistic flair, The Graves Are Walking draws a portrait that is both intimate and panoramic, that captures the drama of individual lives caught up in an unimaginable tragedy, while imparting a new understanding of the famine's causes and consequences
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TEFOD
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1945-
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Kelly, John
Dewey number
941.5081
Index
index present
LC call number
DA950.7
LC item number
.K45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Famine (Ireland : 1845-1852)
  • Irish
  • Famines
  • HISTORY
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Famines
  • Irish
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
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The graves are walking : the great famine and the saga of the Irish people, John Kelly
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The savage shore : three Englishmen in Ireland -- The news from Ireland -- "The Irish can live on anything" -- Want -- The hanging of Bryan Serry -- The lord of providence -- The great and glorious cause of Ireland -- The mandate of heaven -- A sermon for Ireland -- Snow -- The queen's speech -- Pestilence -- Atonement -- "I shall arise and go now" -- Yankee doodle dandy -- Catastrophe and its consolations
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780805095630
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00094575
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F328CEFD-7B2E-4EDD-8AAB-B0E0BF2A691F
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861508262
  • ocn861508262
  • 2409073
Label
The graves are walking : the great famine and the saga of the Irish people, John Kelly
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The savage shore : three Englishmen in Ireland -- The news from Ireland -- "The Irish can live on anything" -- Want -- The hanging of Bryan Serry -- The lord of providence -- The great and glorious cause of Ireland -- The mandate of heaven -- A sermon for Ireland -- Snow -- The queen's speech -- Pestilence -- Atonement -- "I shall arise and go now" -- Yankee doodle dandy -- Catastrophe and its consolations
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780805095630
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00094575
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F328CEFD-7B2E-4EDD-8AAB-B0E0BF2A691F
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861508262
  • ocn861508262
  • 2409073

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