The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845–1850


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   Order Code: HOU434    ISBN : 9780618548835
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This compelling history looks at the Irish men, women, and children who defied landlords and searched empty fields for scraps of harvested vegetables and edible weeds to eat, walked several miles each day to hard-labor jobs for meager wages and to reach soup kitchens, and committed crimes just to be sent to jail, where they were assured of a meal.

Also described are the stories of children and adults who suffered from starvation, disease, and the loss of family and friends, as well as those who died. "Bartoletti incorporates period pen-and-ink sketches and poetry laying bare the fragility, injustice, and stratification of Irish peasant society…Fascinating historical reading," says School Library Journal.

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This title is part of the series: COMMON CORE LIBRARY