This is a broad, magisterial history of a tragedy that shook the nineteenth century and still impacts the worldwide Irish diaspora of nearly 80 million people today.
Author: Tim Pat Coogan
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
During a Biblical seven years in the middle of the nineteenth century, Ireland experienced the worst disaster a nation could suffer. Fully a quarter of its citizens either perished from starvation or emigrated, with so many dying en route that it was said, "you can walk dry shod to America on their bodies." In this grand, sweeping narrative, Ireland''s best-known historian, Tim Pat Coogan, gives a fresh and comprehensive account of one of the darkest chapters in world history, arguing that Britain was in large part responsible for the extent of the national tragedy, and in fact engineered the food shortage in one of the earliest cases of ethnic cleansing. So strong was anti-Irish sentiment in the mainland that the English parliament referred to the famine as "God's lesson." Drawing on recently uncovered sources, and with the sharp eye of a seasoned historian, Coogan delivers fresh insights into the famine's causes, recounts its unspeakable events, and delves into the legacy of the "famine mentality" that followed immigrants across the Atlantic to the shores of the United States and had lasting effects on the population left behind. This is a broad, magisterial history of a tragedy that shook the nineteenth century and still impacts the worldwide Irish diaspora of nearly 80 million people today.
The famine plot persuasion mobilized large numbers of Frenchmen and helped
to politicize them.331 It accustomed them to perceive subsistence as a political
question and to consider it as the measure of a government's commitment to the ...
Author: Richard D. E. BurtonPublish On: 2018-10-18
In the eighteenth century, as theism frayed into deism among the elite and
religious practice waned among the mass of the Parisian population, the
conspiracy, particularly in the form of the famine plot, emerged first as a
supplement to, then as ...
Author: Richard D. E. Burton
Publisher: Cornell University Press
The Terror of 1793-94, the Paris Commune of 1871, the Dreyfus Affair—explosions of violence punctuated French history from the start of the Revolution until the Liberation at the close of World War II. The distinguished scholar Richard D. E. Burton here offers a stunningly original account of these outbursts, concluding that recourse to political violence was not occasional and abnormal, but rather the usual pattern, in French history. Instead of adhering to conventional chronological lines, Blood in the City is structured topologically around a number of major Parisian "sites of memory," including Place de la Concorde, Sacré Coeur, and the Eiffel Tower. For thirty years Burton has visited and revisited Paris, criss-crossing the streets on foot, and lived with great nineteenth- and twentieth-century literary depictions of the city. Drawing on historical, literary, visual, anthropological, and psychological sources, he develops a wide-ranging account of violence in modern French politics. In so doing, he provides powerful insights into political violence, scapegoating, the idea of sacrifice, and the widespread French obsession with conspiracy. Burton demonstrates that time and again the same basic scenario has been acted out on the streets of Paris: one or more people would be singled out from the community and imprisoned, exiled, or, more often, subjected to violence by the crowd or the state. In particular, he explores how Catholicism—in its extreme, ultrareactionary form—shaped the worldviews of Parisians and how the killing of a sacrificial victim came to be seen as a reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ.
Joel Mokyr has argued that the root of Britain's lack of action during the worst
years of the famine was that “Ireland was ... 42 This exact phrasing is used in Tim
Pat Coogan, The Famine Plot: England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy (New
Author: Karen Sonnelitter
Publisher: Broadview Press
In the fall of 1845, a mysterious blight ravaged Ireland’s potato harvest, beginning a prolonged period of starvation, suffering, and emigration that reduced the Irish population by as much as twenty-five per cent in a mere six years. The Famine profoundly impacted Ireland’s social and political history and altered its relationships with the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. This document collection provides a broad selection of historical perspectives depicting the causes, the course, and the impact of the Famine. Letters, speeches, newspaper articles, and other works are collected within, carefully described and annotated for the reader. A substantial introduction, a chronology of events, and a useful glossary are also included to aid in the interpretation of the primary texts.
Anyone who is interested in the history of the Western World will more than once
meet the Great Famine in their ... 3 Tim Pat Coogan, The Famine Plot / England1s
Role in Ireland1s Greatest Tragedy (NewYork: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), p.
Author: Katharina Heisch
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject History Europe - Other Countries - Modern Times, Absolutism, Industrialization, grade: 1,0, , language: English, abstract: A famine has multiple different effects on a country. Firstly an impression of the land before the dearth is given and reasons why the famine happened are pointed out. In this work it will be explained how Ireland changed due to hunger, discussing the negative and positive, short- and longterm consequences of the Great Famine. The actions to end the hunger by politicians and private individuals will also be discussed. At the end of this work I will form my opinion and answer the question as to whether the Great Famine was a curse or a blessing.
103–121 doi:10.1017/S0020859010000519 r 2010 Internationaal Instituut voor
Sociale Geschiedenis The Colonial Famine Plot: Slavery, Free Trade, and
Empire in the French Atlantic, 1763–1791* JOSEPH HORAN Department of
Author: Peter Boomgaard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Throughout all ages, the activities of mankind have weighed heavily upon the environment. In turn, changes in that environment have favoured the rise of certain social groups and limited the actions of others. Despite this, environmental history has remained a 'blind spot' for most social and economic historians. This is to be regretted, as the various and unequal effects of environmental change often explain the strengths and weaknesses of certain social groups, irrespective of their being defined along the lines of class, gender and ethnicity. This volume brings together the expertise of social and environmental historians in an effort to assess the extent to which transnational agents changed socioecological space as a consequence of globalization since the Late Middle Ages.
A saga about the bounty of the land is thus characteristically transferred to female
fertility. The famine plot, stressing land, the harvest, and gleaning, runs parallel to
the tale of Ruth and Boaz, each in need of a mate. The stories are tied together ...
Author: Rick Altman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Narrative is a powerful element of human culture, storing and sharing the cherished parts of our personal memories and giving structure to our laws, entertainment, and history. We experience narrative in words, pictures, and film, yet regardless of how the tale is told, story remains independent from the media that makes it concrete. Narrative follows humans wherever they travel and adapts readily to new forms of communication. Constantly evolving and always up-to-date, narrative is a necessary strategy of human expression and a fundamental component of human identity. In order to understand human interaction, award-winning scholar Rick Altman launches a close study of narrative's nature, its variation in different contexts, and the method through which it makes meaning. Altman's approach breaks away from traditional forms of analysis, identifying three basic strategies: single-focus, dual-focus, and multiple-focus. Unpacking an intentionally diverse selection of texts, Altman demonstrates how these strategies function in context and illustrates their theoretical and practical applications in terms of textual analysis, literary and film history, social organization, religion, and politics. He employs inventive terminology and precise analytical methods throughout his groundbreaking work, making this volume ideal for teaching literary and film theory and for exploring the anatomy of narrative on a more general level.
Author: India. Famine Inquiry CommissionPublish On: 1985
Famine Inquiry Commission. plot-to-plot enumeration schemes in the
permanently sittled provinces. We are not. We are of opinion that they should be
proceeded with, provided of course, that the primary reporting and inspecting
staff is ...
Jaurès, Jean (1900). Histoire socialiste (1789–1900), vol. 1, pt. 12. Paris: J. Rouff.
Kaplan, Steven L. (1982). The Famine Plot: Persuasion in Eighteenth-Century
France. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society. Lefebvre, Georges (1963).
Author: Peter McPhee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Companion to the French Revolution comprises twenty-nine newly-written essays reassessing the origins, development, and impact of this great turning-point in modern history. Examines the origins, development and impact of the French Revolution Features original contributions from leading historians, including six essays translated from French. Presents a wide-ranging overview of current historical debates on the revolution and future directions in scholarship Gives equally thorough treatment to both causes and outcomes of the French Revolution
Hofman provides numerous examples of plot language from Année littéraire,
noting that the “theory of philosophe ... Claudia Mieville (Cambridge, Mass., 1991
); and Steven L. Kaplan, “The Famine Plot Persuasion in Eighteenth Century
Author: Darrin M. McMahon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Critics have long treated the most important intellectual movement of modern history--the Enlightenment--as if it took shape in the absence of opposition. In this groundbreaking new study, Darrin McMahon demonstrates that, on the contrary, contemporary resistance to the Enlightenment was a major cultural force, shaping and defining the Enlightenment itself from the moment of inception, while giving rise to an entirely new ideological phenomenon-what we have come to think of as the "Right." McMahon skillfully examines the Counter-Enlightenment, showing that it was an extensive, international, and thoroughly modern affair.
Weather satellites now photograph these ice-masses regularly and plot their
journey southwards so that navigators today steer accordingly. Prevailing
weather, approaching gales and storms, and their personal preference still make
a ship's ...
Author: Edward Laxton
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Between 1846 and 1851, more than one-million people--the potato famine emigrants--sailed from Ireland to America. Now, 150 years later, The Famine Ships tells of the courage and determination of those who crossed the Atlantic in leaky, overcrowded sailing ships and made new lives for themselves, among them the child Henry Ford and the twenty-six-year-old Patrick Kennedy, great-grandfather of John F. Kennedy. Edward Laxton conducted five years of research in Ireland and interviewed the emigrants' descents in the U.S. Portraits of people, ships, and towns, as well as facsimile passenger lists and tickets, are among the fascinating memorabilia in The Famine Ships.
The famine plot . 322 CHAPTER VII . Complaints made to the Court against
Columbus and his brothers . — Don Diego Columbus comes to Spain . -
Chicanery of the Board of Marine . — The bureaucratic bishop , Don Juan de
Author: Antoine François Félix ROSELLY DE LORGUES (Count.)Publish On: 1869
The Famine Plot . SECTION 1 . Clong OLUMBUS could not leave unpunished the
assassinations committed by Guatiguana , and especially his heinous crime
against the forty patients in the hospital . Moreover , the hostility of the natives
Author: Antoine François Félix ROSELLY DE LORGUES (Count.)
... oppositional activity was onlypossible in secret, atmost in the semipublic realm
ofthe salons (Groh, 1984). 18thCenturies The Famine Plot “Persuasion” in 18th
Century France TheFrench Revolution:A Conspiracy Against Stateand Religion.
Author: Carl F. Graumann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The contents of the first two volumes were, we gladly admit, at once more familiar and easier to handle. We were concerned with mass and leadership psychology, two factors that we know from social and political life. They have been much studied and we can clearly trace their evolution. However, since actions by masses and leaders also have an intellectual and emotional side, we were obliged, in some way or other, to deal with this topic as well. It was obviously necessary, it seemed to us, to approach this study from a new and significant angle. One cannot escape the realiza tion that "conspiracy theory" has played, and continues to play, a central role in our epoch, and has had very serious consequences. The obsession with conspiracy has spread to such an extent that it continuously crops up at all levels of society. The fol lowing paradox must be striking to anyone: In the past, society was governed by a small number of men, at times by one individual, who, within traditional limits, imposed his will on the multitude. Plots were effective: By eliminating these individuals and their families, one could change the course of events. Today, this is no longer the case. Power is divided among parties and extends throughout society. Power flows, changes hands, and affects opinion, which no one controls and no one represents entirely.
For an overview of the economic context of this period, see Steven L. Kaplan,
Bread, Politics, and Political Economy in the Reign of Louis XV (The Hague: M.
Nijhoff, 1976), and “The Famine Plot Persuasion in Eighteenth-Century France,” ...
Author: Dan Edelstein
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"Natural right - the idea that there is a collection of laws and rights based not on custom or belief but that are "natural" in origin - is typically associated with liberal politics and freedom. But during the French Revolution, this tradition was interpreted to justify the most repressive actions of the violent period known as the Terror." "In The Terror of Natural Right, Dan Edelstein argues that the revolutionaries used the natural right concept of the "enemy of the human race" - an individual who has transgressed the laws of nature and must be executed without judicial formalities - to authorize three-quarters of the deaths during the Terror. But the significance of the natural right did not end with its legal application. Edelstein argues that the Jacobins shared a political philosophy that he calls "natural republicanism," which assumed the natural state of society was a republic and that natural right provided its only acceptable laws. Ultimately, he argues that what we call the Terror was in fact only one facet of the republican theory that prevailed from Louis's trial until the fall of Robespierre." "A work of historical analysis, political theory, literary criticism, and intellectual history, The Terror of Natural Right challenges prevailing assumptions of the Terror to offer a new perspective on the Revolutionary period."--BOOK JACKET.
... that four of his eight varsity wrestlers could no longer lift what they had done in
early March. In several cases, he could plot a decline in capacity, all from the
data that his assistant inserted in their files. At. 99 PREFACE: Chapter 18.
Author: Richard H. Kessin
Dr. Susan Rogulski knew instantly that the cells in the petri dish had been destroyed. And the destroyer was a virus. She was sure of that. And then she thought - how stupid that the two men peering over her shoulder wore no masks gloves or gowns.... In this story, told with the voices of young scientists and physicians, the discovery of the virus is only a beginning. A reader put it this way: I couldn't put this book down. If such a virus ever appears - and there is no reason that it couldn't, it would be discovered and studied exactly as Dr. Kessin describes. The consequences and the cool headed way the scientists tackle an unfolding catastrophe makes a superb story. A virus that affects men that can only be studied by women scientists? Who ever imagined that? I loved the characters - even the nasty ones. And I never predicted the end. The story intertwines scientists, a religious community, the Congress and the military and comes out in a surprising place.
... reader is the insistence with which the harsh realities of Famine Ireland seethe
beneath the surface of the narrative and erupt more than occasionally to
overshadow the main romantic plot. The novel, written over a decade after the Famine, ...
Author: John McCourt
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Great Britain
Writing the Frontier: Anthony Trollope between Britain and Ireland is the first book-length study of the great Victorian novelist's relationship with Ireland, the country which was his home for 15 years and was the location of his first personal and professional successes. It offers an in-depth exploration of Trollope's time in Ireland as a rising Post Office official, contextualising his Irish novels and short stories and his ongoing interest in thecountry, its people, and its relationship with Britain. When given their just place, Trollope's neglected Irish novels alter our overall view of the writer and show him occupying a unique mediating position inrepresenting Ireland to an English public.
He delineates the " famine plot persuasion , " which he argues was " built into the
structure of the collective mentality . ... the populace tended to place the blame on
a conspiracy of merchants and authorities who plotted to starve the people .
2 Kings 6:24–7:20 This story has a complex plot initiated by the dramatic tension
that BenHadad is besieging Samaria. Then it is quickly revealed that Ben-Hadad
is the catalyst to a more destructive enemy: famine.193 Within the context of the ...
Author: Rachelle Gilmour
Publisher: A&C Black
This monograph examines the juxtaposition of narrative units in biblical narrative and the effect this has on interpretation. Early rabbinical and inner-biblical interpretations suggest that juxtaposition was an intentional device used by biblical editors and authors to shape the meaning of their material.Therefore, this monograph develops a framework for recognising the ways in which adjacentunits interpret and re-interpret one another and presents this framework as an important hermeneutical tool. Stories and episodes that are linked chronologically affect one another through a relationship of causes and consequences.The categories of contradiction, corroboration and question and answer are also used to describe the types of interaction between narrative units and demonstrate how suchdialogues create new meaning.Indicators in the text that guide the audience towards the intended interpretation are identified in order that a 'poetics' of juxtaposition is developed. The theoretical basis established in the first half of the monograph is then applied to the Elisha cycle. Each episode is interpreted independently and then read in juxtaposition with the surrounding episodes, producing a fresh literary reading of the cycle.Furthermore, inorder to demonstrate how juxtaposition functioned as a diachronic process, attention is given to the literary history of the cycle.We conjecture earlier interpretations of the Elisha episodes and compare them to the final form of the cycle.Finally, the Elisha cycle is itself a story juxtaposed with other stories and so the same principles of interpretation are used to suggest the meaning of the cycle within the book of Kings.