The Graves Are Walking

The Graves Are Walking

The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People

Paperback - 2013
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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 : Picador, 2013
Edition: First Picador edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781250032171
1250032172
Branch Call Number: DA950.7 .K45 2013x
Characteristics: xiv, 397 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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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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