This pocket-sized text from the "New Horizons" series examines the Irish famine of 1845-1850, during which 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 a mass emigration to Britain, North America, Canada and Australia.
This book is published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the famine.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, 150 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/10/1995
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780500300572