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Famine

Famine Book
Author : Cormac Ó Gráda
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780691122373
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

History.

Poverty and Famines

Poverty and Famines Book
Author : Amartya Sen
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0198284632
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The main focus of this book is on the causation of starvation in general and famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines concentrates on food supply. This is shown to be defective and Sen develops an alternative method of analysis which concentrates on ownership and exchange.

Red Famine

Red Famine Book
Author : Anne Applebaum
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2017-09-07
ISBN : 0141978279
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, FT AND EVENING STANDARD BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 The momentous new book from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain. In 1932-33, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of food. It is one of the most devastating episodes in the history of the twentieth century. With unprecedented authority and detail, Red Famine investigates how this happened, who was responsible, and what the consequences were. It is the fullest account yet published of these terrible events. The book draws on a mass of archival material and first-hand testimony only available since the end of the Soviet Union, as well as the work of Ukrainian scholars all over the world. It includes accounts of the famine by those who survived it, describing what human beings can do when driven mad by hunger. It shows how the Soviet state ruthlessly used propaganda to turn neighbours against each other in order to expunge supposedly 'anti-revolutionary' elements. It also records the actions of extraordinary individuals who did all they could to relieve the suffering. The famine was rapidly followed by an attack on Ukraine's cultural and political leadership - and then by a denial that it had ever happened at all. Census reports were falsified and memory suppressed. Some western journalists shamelessly swallowed the Soviet line; others bravely rejected it, and were undermined and harassed. The Soviet authorities were determined not only that Ukraine should abandon its national aspirations, but that the country's true history should be buried along with its millions of victims. Red Famine, a triumph of scholarship and human sympathy, is a milestone in the recovery of those memories and that history. At a moment of crisis between Russia and Ukraine, it also shows how far the present is shaped by the past.

The Great Irish Famine

The Great Irish Famine Book
Author : Cormac Ó'Gráda,Economic History Society
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1995-09-28
ISBN : 9780521557870
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A concise analysis of one of the great disasters of Irish history.

Famine that Kills

Famine that Kills Book
Author : Alex de Waal
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0195181638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the root causes, conflicts, and survival strategies surrounding the famine in Darfur, Sudan.

Robert Whyte s 1847 Famine Ship Diary

Robert Whyte s 1847 Famine Ship Diary Book
Author : Robert Whyte
Publisher : Mercier Press Ltd
Release : 1994
ISBN : 1856350916
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The voyage of a 'coffin ship' from Dublin to Grosse Île, in Canada, described in the contemporary diary of Robert Whyte. Coffin ships transported over 100,000 people in flight from famine, fever and conditions involving deprivation of all human rights. It illustrates what the poor passengers had to endure while en route and many did not survive.

Silent Violence

Silent Violence Book
Author : Michael J. Watts
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2013-02-01
ISBN : 0820344451
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why do famines occur and how have their effects changed through time? Why are those who produce food so often the casualties of famines? Looking at the food crisis that struck the West African Sahel during the 1970s, Michael J. Watts examines the relationships between famine, climate, and political economy. Through a longue durée history and a detailed village study Watts argues that famines are socially produced and that the market is as fickle and incalculable as the weather. Droughts are natural occurrences, matters of climatic change, but famines expose the inner workings of society, politics, and markets. His analysis moves from household and individual farming practices in the face of climatic variability to the incorporation of African peasants into the global circuits of capitalism in the colonial and postcolonial periods. Silent Violence powerfully combines a case study of food crises in Africa with an analysis of the way capitalism developed in northern Nigeria and how peasants struggle to maintain rural livelihoods. As the West African Sahel confronts another food crisis and continuing food insecurity for millions of peasants, Silent Violence speaks in a compelling way to contemporary agrarian dynamics, food provisioning systems, and the plight of the African poor.

Famine

Famine Book
Author : B. Currey,G. Hugo
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 9400963955
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Famine book written by B. Currey,G. Hugo, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Geography of Famine

The Geography of Famine Book
Author : Larry S. Bourne,William A. Dando
Publisher : Hodder Education
Release : 1980
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes famine from a historical and spatial perspective and suggests that natural factors cause crop failures, but humans cause famines, famines are man-made. Case studies of famines in England, India, and Russia are included, as well as discussion of changing food procurement and production methods and the effects of technology and population growth on relative food supply.

Hungry Ghosts

Hungry Ghosts Book
Author : Jasper Becker
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An account of China's four-year famine uncovers the truth behind one of the darkest chapters in history.

Atlas of the Great Irish Famine 1845 52

Atlas of the Great Irish Famine  1845 52 Book
Author : John Crowley,William J. Smyth
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9781859184790
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Great Irish Famine is the most pivotal event in modern Irish history, with implications that cannot be underestimated. Over a million people perished between 1845-1852, and well over a million others fled to other locales within Europe and America. By 1850, the Irish made up a quarter of the population in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. The 2000 US census had 41 million people claim Irish ancestry, or one in five white Americans. This book considers how such a near total decimation of a country by natural causes could take place in industrialized, 19th century Europe and situates the Great Famine alongside other world famines for a more globally informed approach. It seeks to try and bear witness to the thousands and thousands of people who died and are buried in mass Famine pits or in fields and ditches, with little or nothing to remind us of their going. The centrality of the Famine workhouse as a place of destitution is also examined in depth. Likewise the atlas represents and documents the conditions and experiences of the many thousands who emigrated from Ireland in those desperate years, with case studies of famine emigrants in cities such as Liverpool, Glasgow, New York and Toronto. The Atlas places the devastating Irish Famine in greater historic context than has been attempted before, by including over 150 original maps of population decline, analysis and examples of poetry, contemporary art, written and oral accounts, numerous illustrations, and photography, all of which help to paint a fuller picture of the event and to trace its impact and legacy. In this comprehensive and stunningly illustrated volume, over fifty chapters on history, politics, geography, art, population, and folklore provide readers with a broad range of perspectives and insights into this event. -- Publisher description.

Famine

Famine Book
Author : Diane Andrews Henningfeld
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release : 2009-04-24
ISBN : 0737749083
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One in six people in America face hunger, but famine is a worldwide issue. Millions of people are starving across the globe. Give your readers an understanding of the ways we are blessed if we never go hungry. Essays will discuss the global food crisis and famine's relationship to natural disasters, politics, and the world economy. Readers will evaluate whether the responses to famine are enough, and what we should be doing to combat it. With the majority of the material reflecting stances of countries other than the United States, readers are provided with a truly panoramic view. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, bibliography, and subject index.

The Great Irish Potato Famine

The Great Irish Potato Famine Book
Author : James S. Donnelly
Publisher : Sutton Pub Limited
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780750929288
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a moving insight into the misery of the famine and the nightmare of mass evictions that followed.

Eating People Is Wrong and Other Essays on Famine Its Past and Its Future

Eating People Is Wrong  and Other Essays on Famine  Its Past  and Its Future Book
Author : Cormac Ó Gráda
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-09-08
ISBN : 0691210314
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New perspectives on the history of famine—and the possibility of a famine-free world Famines are becoming smaller and rarer, but optimism about the possibility of a famine-free future must be tempered by the threat of global warming. That is just one of the arguments that Cormac Ó Gráda, one of the world's leading authorities on the history and economics of famine, develops in this wide-ranging book, which provides crucial new perspectives on key questions raised by famines around the globe between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries. The book begins with a taboo topic. Ó Gráda argues that cannibalism, while by no means a universal feature of famines and never responsible for more than a tiny proportion of famine deaths, has probably been more common during very severe famines than previously thought. The book goes on to offer new interpretations of two of the twentieth century’s most notorious and controversial famines, the Great Bengal Famine and the Chinese Great Leap Forward Famine. Ó Gráda questions the standard view of the Bengal Famine as a perfect example of market failure, arguing instead that the primary cause was the unwillingness of colonial rulers to divert food from their war effort. The book also addresses the role played by traders and speculators during famines more generally, invoking evidence from famines in France, Ireland, Finland, Malawi, Niger, and Somalia since the 1600s, and overturning Adam Smith’s claim that government attempts to solve food shortages always cause famines. Thought-provoking and important, this is essential reading for historians, economists, demographers, and anyone else who is interested in the history and possible future of famine.

The Great Famine

The Great Famine Book
Author : Ciarán Ó Murchadha
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2011-06-02
ISBN : 144113977X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over one million people died in the Great Famine, and more than one million more emigrated on the coffin ships to America and beyond. Drawing on contemporary eyewitness accounts and diaries, the book charts the arrival of the potato blight in 1845 and the total destruction of the harvests in 1846 which brought a sense of numbing shock to the populace. Far from meeting the relief needs of the poor, the Liberal public works programme was a first example of how relief policies would themselves lead to mortality. Workhouses were swamped with thousands who had subsisted on public works and soup kitchens earlier, and who now gathered in ragged crowds. Unable to cope, workhouse staff were forced to witness hundreds die where they lay, outside the walls. The next phase of degradation was the clearances, or exterminations in popular parlance which took place on a colossal scale. From late 1847 an exodus had begun. The Famine slowly came to an end from late 1849 but the longer term consequences were to reverberate through future decades.

The Irish Famine

The Irish Famine Book
Author : Peter Gray
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780500300572
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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During the famine of 1845-50 over one million of the Irish population died in a crop failure unprecedented in the history of modern Europe. Dependency on the potato as the main source of food brought widespread starvation and disease throughout Ireland and was followed by mass emigration to Britain, North America, Canada and Australia. A century and a half later, the famine is a catastrophe that has never been forgotten, a pivotal point in the destiny of modern Ireland. Beautifully reproduced documentary illustrations and eyewitness testimonies interwoven with a gripping text, bring this disaster vividly to life.

The Geography of Famine

The Geography of Famine Book
Author : William A. Dando
Publisher : Hodder Education
Release : 1980
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes famine from a historical and spatial perspective and suggests that natural factors cause crop failures, but humans cause famines, famines are man-made. Case studies of famines in England, India, and Russia are included, as well as discussion of changing food procurement and production methods and the effects of technology and population growth on relative food supply.

The Graves Are Walking

The Graves Are Walking Book
Author : John Kelly
Publisher : Picador
Release : 2013-07-23
ISBN : 9781250032171
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 In this masterful, comprehensive account of the Irish Potato Famine, delivered with novelistic flair, Kelly gives us not only the startling facts of this disaster—one of the worst to strike mankind, killing twice as many lives as the American Civil War—but examines the intersection of political greed, bacterial infection, religious intolerance, and racism that made it possible. Kelly brings new material to his analysis of relevant political factors during the years leading up to the famine, and the extent to which Britain’s nation-building policies exacerbated the mounting crisis. Despite the shocking, infuriating implications of his findings, The Graves Are Walking is ultimately a story of triumph—of one people’s ability to remake themselves in a new land in the face of the unthinkable.

The Famine Ships

The Famine Ships Book
Author : Edward Laxton
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 1998-03-15
ISBN : 9780805058444
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Charman, facsimile passenger lists, and reproductions of tickets are among the fascinating memorabilia represented in The Famine Ships.

Ireland s Great Famine

Ireland s Great Famine Book
Author : Cormac O Grada,Cormac Ó Gráda,Andrés Eiríksson
Publisher : Univ College Dublin Press
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781904558583
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"These essays by Ireland's leading economic historian range widely over topics associated with the Ireland's Great Famine of 1846-52. Ireland's Great Famine includes four previously unpublished essays, together with others assembled from a wide range of publications in different fields. Some have been co-authored by other leading scholars. Taken together, the essays give a full account of the famine, its effects, what was and was not done to alleviate it, how it compares with other (especially modern third world) famines, and how successive scholars have tackled these matters. This will become a standard reference in both Irish history and the international field of famine studies."--BOOK JACKET.