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Creator:
Curtis, L. Perry, Jr., 1932-
Title(s):

Notice to quit : the great Irish famine evictions / L. Perry Curtis, Jr.

Additional Title(s):

Great Irish famine evictions

Published/Created:
Hamden, CT : Quinnipiac University Press, [2015]
©2015
Physical Description:
43 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Holdings:
Reference Library
DA950.7 .C87 2015 (LC) Oversize
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Series editors: Niamh O'Sullivan, Grace Brady.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-40).
During the peak years of The Great Hunger at least a million men, women, and children died from either starvation or disease. During the same period, it is estimated that up to half a million individuals were driven out of their dwellings. One neglected feature of the Famine evictions is the ideological context in which they occurred--not just the dictates of political economy but also profound religious and racial prejudices directed against the pauperized Irish peasantry. This essay seeks to redress that neglect by emphasizing the role played by pejorative images of "Paddy" in the toleration or approval in Britain of both eviction and involuntary emigration. --Page [4] of cover.
Subject Terms:
Emigrants and Immigrants -- history.
Eviction -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
Eviction.
Famine (Ireland : 1845-1852)
Famines -- Ireland.
Famines in art.
Famines in art.
Famines.
Great Britain.
Great Britain.
History, 19th Century.
Human Migration -- history.
Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852.
Ireland.
Ireland.
Prejudices -- history.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Starvation -- history.
Stereotypes (Social psychology)
Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
History.
Contributors:
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum.
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  • Prologue
  • Introduction
  • The context of eviction
  • The poor law
  • Eviction
  • Graphic images of eviction
  • Epilogue.