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.
Steven Kaplan stresses that the famine plot rumors clung to Terray's name and
were one of the principal reasons why Louis XVI chose to replace Terray with a
minister known for his personal integrity. Kaplan discounts the rumors of the plot.
Author: Hilton L. Root
Publisher: University of California Press
The Fountain of Privilege applies contemporary economic and political theory to answer long-standing historical questions about modernization. In particular, it contrasts political stability in Georgian England with the collapse of the Old Regime in France. Why did a century of economic expansion rupture France’s political foundations while leaving those of Britain intact? Comparing the political and financial institutions of the two states, Hilton Root argues that the French monarchy’s tight control of markets created unresolvable social conflicts whereas England’s broader power base permitted the wider distribution of economic favors, resulting in more flexible and efficient markets. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1994.
Charles Trevelyan , Assistant Chief Secretary to the Treasury during the Famine ,
has become particular hate figure in ... Pat Coogan's The Famine Plot ( 2012 ) ,
he became convinced the Famine was ' a deliberate policy of imposed starvation
Author: Liam Harte
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Presents essays by thirty-five leading scholars of Irish fiction that provide authoritative assessments of the breadth and achievement of Irish novelists and short story writers.
Stern critic of Physiocracy, Louis-Sébastien Mercier did not hesitate to assert that
“the name of these économisles, who gave the signal to monopolists to enrich
themselves and bring on dearth”—a variant on the famine plot template ...
Author: Sophus Reinert
Publisher: Anthem Press
The mid-eighteenth century witnessed what might be dubbed an economic turn that resolutely changed the trajectory of world history. The discipline of economics itself emerged amidst this turn, and it is frequently traced back to the work of François Quesnay and his school of Physiocracy. Though lionized by the subsequent historiography of economics, the theoretical postulates and policy consequences of Physiocracy were disastrous at the time, resulting in a veritable subsistence trauma in France. This galvanized relentless and diverse critiques of the doctrine not only in France but also throughout the European world that have, hitherto, been largely neglected by scholars. Though Physiocracy was an integral part of the economic turn, it was rapidly overcome, both theoretically and practically, with durable and important consequences for the history of political economy. The Economic Turn brings together some of the leading historians of that moment to fundamentally recast our understanding of the origins and diverse natures of political economy in the Enlightenment.
PUBLIC OPINION : THE FAMINE Plot PERSUASION The public rarely spared the
government blame for grave subsistence crises . The dearth crystallized a set of
deeply held assumptions about nature and culture , about the kingdom ' s ...
Author: James L. McClain
'Edo and Paris marks a watershed in Western-language historical scholarship on Japan...From within the comparative thematic framework the editors have provided, the reworkings of our understanding of Paris may help us rewrite history (and histories) from more inclusive perspectives.'-Eighteenth-Century Studies--
This was clearly the case with the famous " famine plot persuasion , ” so widely
embraced in eighteenth - century France and whose workings have been
explored by Steven Kaplan . 34 In the second place , we should not overlook the
Author: Frank A. Kafker
This is an anthology organized around conflicting interpretations of 11 of the most important issues and events of the French Revolution. It includes interpretations by contemporary and earlier historians, and no one view or school of revolutionary studies is stressed.
For the famine plot , see Steven L . Kaplan , “ The Famine Plot Persuasion in
Eighteenth - Century France , ” Transactions of the American Philosophical
Society 72 , n . 3 ( 1982 ) . 84 L ' Elan syndical , November 1944 . 85 Fia 4028 ,
Author: Megan Koreman
A study of France immediately following liberation from German rule that explores the difficulties of adjusting to peace and the conflicting views about administering justice.