The Famine PlotThe Famine Plot

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

ISBN: 9781137045171


Page: 288

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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.

The Famine Plot Persuasion in Eighteenth century FranceThe Famine Plot Persuasion in Eighteenth century France

The famine plot persuasion mobilized large numbers of Frenchmen and helped
to politicize them.331 It accustomed them to perceive subsistence as a political
question and to consider it as the measure of a government's commitment to the ...

Author: Steven L. Kaplan

Publisher: American Philosophical Society

ISBN: 0871697238


Page: 79

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The Fountain of PrivilegeThe Fountain of Privilege

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

ISBN: 9780520302914


Page: 296

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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.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish FictionThe Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction

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

ISBN: 9780198754893


Page: 704

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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.

The Economic TurnThe Economic Turn

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

ISBN: 9781783088560


Page: 792

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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.

A Tour Through the Famine Districts of IndiaA Tour Through the Famine Districts of India

... and which were being carried and piled in orderly lines on a vacant plot of
ground below. The spoil and rubbish is employed in raising a long flood-
embankment upon the banks of the Goomtee river, which will be of distinct use in
preventing ...

Author: Francis Henry Shafton Merewether


ISBN: MINN:31951002337695Y


Page: 340

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Annals of the Famine in Ireland in 1847 1848 and 1849Annals of the Famine in Ireland in 1847 1848 and 1849

... and pallets , together with heavy - paid overseers , officers , matrons , and
cooks , are all the work of Christian benevolence ! and that the building itself cost
more than would a comfortable cottage and plot of ground sufficient to give each
of ...

Author: Asenath Nicholson


ISBN: UOM:39015008680418


Page: 336

View: 141

Popular Attitudes Toward Justice and Authority During the Old Regime and the French RevolutionPopular Attitudes Toward Justice and Authority During the Old Regime and the French Revolution

He delineates the " famine plot persuasion , " which he argues was " built into the
structure of the collective mentality . ... the populace tended to place the blame on
a conspiracy of merchants and authorities who plotted to starve the people .

Author: Kenneth N. Jassie


ISBN: WISC:89099545832


Page: 940

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Saint Just Colleague of RobespierreSaint Just Colleague of Robespierre

Its twenty - three octavo pages fall naturally into these divisions : ( 1 ) the famine
plot , ( 2 ) characteristics of a patriot in contrast with an Extremist , ( 3 ) plans of “
the foreigner , ” meaning the nations at war with France , ( 4 ) peroration .

Author: Eugene Newton Curtis

Publisher: Octagon Press, Limited

ISBN: UOM:49015000243973


Page: 402

View: 973

Edo and ParisEdo and Paris

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


ISBN: UOM:49015002357763


Page: 483

View: 302

'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--

The French RevolutionThe French Revolution

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


ISBN: UOM:39015054249613


Page: 471

View: 285

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.

The Expectation of JusticeThe Expectation of Justice

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 ,
no .

Author: Megan Koreman


ISBN: STANFORD:36105028612807


Page: 340

View: 147

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.

Development of Capitalist Relations in AgricultureDevelopment of Capitalist Relations in Agriculture

TABLE — 12.22 Area owned in Floud commis sion 1938 Percentage distribution
of families Bengal famine Plot to plot enquiry enumeration of Bengal 1939 1944
1945 Bengal rural survey 1946 acres 0-2 46.0 78.5 73.0 67.3 76.1 9.6 28.6 14.6 ...

Author: A. Ghosh

Publisher: New Delhi : People's Publishing House

ISBN: UCAL:B3956909


Page: 216

View: 563

Farming Since the FamineFarming Since the Famine

The Returns for Towns should be kept in separate files , showing the portions of
the Town in each Townland ; and the quantity of ground attached to each house
as a garden plot must also be specified ; but if such plots are very small ...


Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)

ISBN: UOM:39015042137441


Page: 408

View: 852

Solidarities and Tensions in Ancien Regime FranceSolidarities and Tensions in Ancien Regime France

... manipulated the grain trade for personal profit . The literature on this famine
plot is enormous . For the latest examination see Kaplan , The Famine Plot
Persuasion in Eighteenth - Century France ( Philadelphia , 65 Faure , Disgrâce ,
pp .

Author: Cynthia A. Bouton


ISBN: UOM:39015013948990


Page: 369

View: 823

West CorkWest Cork

Meanwhile , Skibbereen ' s famine victims were heeled by the cartload into a
communal grave in the Abbey Cemetery west of the town where to - day the
visitor can still view the Famine Plot . And still the exports of foodstuffs rolled out
through ...

Author: Tony Brehony

Publisher: Kestrel Books (IE)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020435835


Page: 138

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