This account of the potato blight that struck in Ireland, destroying the only real food of nearly six million people for five years and causing the deaths of more than one million people, tells the story of the men, women, and children who made every attempt to survive and hang on to hope. Illustrated with black-and-white engravings.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Chapter 1. Black Potatoes, Black Potatoes
Chapter 2. We've an Extra Potato
Chapter 3. Lend Me a Little Reliefe
Chapter 4. A Flock of Famishing Crows
Chapter 5. Only Till the Praties Grow
Chapter 6. The Fever, God Bless Us and Protect Everyone
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