economic history of Ireland from the union to the famine by George O"Brien

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  • Ireland -- Economic conditions.,
  • Ireland -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Ireland -- Famines.

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Includes index.

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Statementby George O"Brien.
LC ClassificationsHC257.I6
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 589p. ;
Number of Pages589
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22434453M

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Ireland's economic history starts at the end of the Ice Age when the first humans arrived there. Agriculture then came around BC. Iron technology came with the Celts around BC. From the 12th century to the s, most Irish exports went to England.

During this period, Ireland's main exports were foodstuffs. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: O'Brien, George, Economic history of Ireland from the union to the famine. Editions for The Economic History of Ireland from the Union to the Famine: (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in 2.

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Excerpt from The Economic History of Ireland From the Union to the Famine Sect. Directed towards increasing Production. (a) Improving the Quality of Agriculture. (b) Increasing the Quantity of : George O'brien. May The 1,mile US transcontinental railroad was completed when the Central Pacific Railroad from the west and the Union Pacific Railroad from the east met in Utah.; Nelson Mandela was sworn in as the first president of a multi-racial South Africa.

Referendum in the Republic of Ireland on entry to the European Economic. Ireland was part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from to For almost all of this period, the island was governed by the UK Parliament in London through its Dublin Castle administration in Ireland.

Ireland faced considerable economic difficulties in the 19th century, including the Great Famine of the s. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw a Capital: Dublin. : Economic History of Ireland from the Union to the Famine (Reprints of economic classics) (): O'Brien, George A.: BooksCited by: Full text of "The economic history of Ireland from the union to the famine" See other formats.

This book explores the complex developments that have shaped Ireland's economic development, north and south, and led to recurring crises and instability. The Irish economy has been traditionally portrayed as a product of its political divisions and the colonial legacy, divided and analysed in terms of the hegemonic tensions that exist on the.

This book is not a general survey of the economic history of Ireland between the Union and the famine. It is not intended as such and should not be read. An economic history of Ireland since independence Published in Book Reviews, Featured-Book-Review, Issue 6 (November/December ), Reviews, Volume ANDY BIELENBERG and RAYMOND RYAN Routledge £ ISBN This is a very comprehensive and hugely satisfying survey of its subject-matter.

The Irish Potato Famine, also known as the Great Hunger, began in when a fungus-like organism called Phytophthora infestans (or P.

infestans) spread rapidly throughout Ireland. Before it. The Irish Poor Laws were a series of Acts of Parliament intended to address social instability due to widespread and persistent poverty in Ireland. While some legislation had been introduced by the pre-Union Parliament of Ireland prior to the Act of Union, the most radical and comprehensive attempt was the Irish act ofclosely modelled on the English Poor Law of The Irish Famine of was one of the great disasters of the nineteenth century, whose notoriety spreads as far as the mass emigration which followed it.

Cormac O'Gráda's concise survey suggests that a proper understanding of the disaster requires an analysis of the Irish economy before the invasion of the potato-killing fungus, Phytophthora infestans, highlighting 5/5(2). Apart from the Great Irish Famine, the book covers another relatively well-researched episode, the Holodomor (“Death by Starvation”) affecting Ukraine inas well as an important but not internationally well-known episode involving northern Europe and particularly Finland, the “Great Hunger Years” of See G.

O’Brien, The Economic History of Ireland from the Union to the Famine, p. ; and the opinion of Sir Samuel Ferguson stated in his speech at the Protestant Repeal Meeting, May,in his Life by his wife (), i, Quoted in C.

Gavan Duffy, League of the North and South (), p. Book Description. This volume explores economic, social, and political dimensions of three catastrophic famines which struck mid-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Europe; the Irish Famine (An Gorta Mór) of –, the Finnish Famine (Suuret Nälkävuodet) of the s and the Ukrainian Famine (Holodomor) of / The Great Famine (Irish: an Gorta Mór [anˠ ˈɡɔɾˠt̪ˠə ˈmˠoːɾˠ]), or the Great Hunger, was a period of mass starvation and disease in Ireland from to With the most severely affected areas in the west and south of Ireland, where the Irish language was dominant, the period was contemporaneously known in Irish as An Drochshaol, loosely translated as the "hard times" (or Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Gordon Bigelow’s Fiction, Famine, and the Rise of Economics in Victorian Britain and Ireland serves as a powerful reminder that economic ideas — then and now — are contextual, and that we fail fully to understand them when we neglect context.

So, in Victorian England and Ireland, political economy emerged amidst social and literary. 'In this remarkable book Alfani and Ó Gráda present a broad sweep of the history of famine in Europe, showing continental trends over a period of time from the late middle ages to second world war.

In an age when famine threatens to re-emerge as a global scourge, this book is a poignant reminder that not so very long ago, famine stalked the. Inevitably, it is an explanation of Irish economic history based primarily on nationalist conceptons of economic development.

One could agree with Joseph Lee that the work is "essentially a study in political determinism attributing Ireland's economic misfortunes after the Union to the obtuseness and malevolence of English policy. The Great Famine was a disaster that hit Ireland between and aboutcausing the deaths of about 1 million people and the flight or emigration of up to million more over the course of about six years.

The short term cause of the Great Famine was the failure of the potato crop, especially in andas a result of the attack. Here Ireland's premier economic historian and one of the leading authorities on the Great Irish Famine examines the most lethal natural disaster to strike Europe in the nineteenth century.

Between the mid-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, the food source that we still call the Irish potato had allowed the fastest population growth in the whole of Western s: 1. Famine: A Short History is organized thematically and analytically, which makes sense given the large number of famines that have occurred across the globe.

Ó Gráda uses famines ranging from the third millennium BC to the present in Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Korea, Russia, Ireland, Western Europe, Ethiopia, South Africa, and the New World. The Economic History of Ireland from the Union to the Famine, Clifton, New Jersey: Augustus M.

Kelley, []. O’Neill, Thomas, “The Organisation and Administration of Relief, ,” In The Great Famine: Studies in Irish Historypp.

The book addresses this problem by bringing together the economic and social dimensions of Irish industrial history during the Union between Ireland and Great Britain. It was a sad and atmospheric story about life in Ireland during the potato famine, which in tone and content somehow reminded me of The Grapes of Wrath.

The author seemed more concerned with the bigger picture -- the plot, the characters, the history -- than with the sentence-by-sentence, paragraph-by-paragraph I am ashamed to admit that I gave 4/5.

Chapters are arranged to look at sequences in Ireland’s economic development beginning with “the colonial economy, famine” and leading on to “industrialization and militarization, partition, the war economies, the modernization process, the conflict economy, the role of the border, peace and reconciliation, neoliberal Ireland and the.

History 10 Famine–syofFáilteIreland nature of the union between Northern Ireland and Britain (i.e., England, Scotland and Wales) has become steadily clear as - A Short History of Ireland: Third Edition. There is a close correlation between this graph and the types of agriculture in Ireland in and with the effects of the famine.

This indicates that both poverty and famine severity were linked with the type of agriculture being undertaken. This is discussed in parts 1. * The Economic History of Ireland from the Union to the Famine By George O'Brien, Litt.D., M.R.I.A.

(London, ) - IA * The End of the Irish Parliament By Joseph R. Fisher (London, ) - OL * The Finances of Ireland - before the Union and after An Historical StudyAuthor: Peter J.

Clarke. The Great Irish Famine (), one of the last great famines in western Europe. The Famine was a disaster for Ireland and in many ways the country has not recovered from its impact to this day. The Famine or the ‘Great Hunger’ as it was known led to the deaths of 1 million people and.

Discussion of the nineteenth-century Irish economy is often dominated by the image of the Famine. The emphasis is in many ways justified. The catastrophic consequences of the failure of the potato crop are a powerful reminder of what was distinctive about Ireland in this period, and the horrors of the Famine left a long shadow.

In fact, the Irish prior to the Famine were some of the healthiest people in Europe, due in large part to their potato diet. Foley’s essay while nicely written offers little in innovation and originality. The best new edition to the Famine Folios is Paschal Mahoney’s Grim Bastilles of Despair: the Poor Law Union Workhouses in Ireland Author: Matthew Skwiat.

The Act of Union, British-Irish Trade, and Pre-Famine Deindustrialization Article in The Economic History Review 48(1) - 88 February with Author: Frank Geary. Economic reforms in the s along with membership of the European Community (now European Union) created one of the world’s highest economic growth rates.

Ireland in the s, so long considered a country of emigration, became a country of immigration. This period in Irish history was called the Celtic Tiger. 8 On the eve of the Famine an estimated £12m in rents was paid annually to approximat landlords (Gráda, Cormac Ó, ‘ Poverty, population, and agriculture, –45 ’ in Vaughan, W.

(ed.), A new history of Ireland, v: Ireland under the union, I (Oxford, ), p. ).Cited by: 2. Efficient family history research requires an understanding of the historical events that affected your ancestors and the records about them.

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5 Goldstrom, "Irish Agriculture and the Great Famine," p. 6 Mokyr, Why Ireland Starved, p. 7 Cullen, An Economic History of Ireland, p. 8 O'Grada, The Great Irish Famine, p.

For a balanced survey of the literature, see Daly, The Famine in Ireland. With clarity and depth, Gerard McCann explores the complex developments that have shaped Ireland&#;s economic development, north and south, and led to recurring crises and instability.

The Irish economy has been traditionally portrayed as a product of its political divisions and the Pages:. This book offers a fresh, comprehensive economic history of Ireland between and Its methodology is mould breaking, and it is unparalleled in its broad scope and comparative focus.

The book unites historical research with economic theory in this book. These essays by Ireland's leading economic historian range widely over topics associated with the Ireland's Great Famine of The famine was the defining event of nineteenth-century Irish history, and nineteenth-century Europe's greatest natural disaster, killing about one million people and prompting many hundreds of thousands more to emigrate.4/5(1).The / famine affected different regions of the Soviet Union, and famine losses focused mainly on the Soviet Union as a whole and on specific republics: Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Although the / famine in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was one of the largest European catastrophes of the twentieth century, its Author: Peter Gray.

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