Essays Tagged: "Great Famine"

The Fighting Irish.

hips during this time, and overcame them all. The first fight that they faced was in 1864, when the great potatoe famine swept across their home land. This only led the people to another battle, acros ... sosiate with the Irish heritage in America today.The first struggle facing the Irish people was the great potatoe famine. This is the worst period in the history of Irealand. It was the time from 1846 ...

(5 pages) 61 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

19th Century Immigration and Population Growth.

ause of the immigrants arriving to this "Promised Land" called America.Over in Ireland, there was a great famine. The potato crop (the most important crop in Ireland) had failed, and thousands were st ... of democracy, since it was failing in the old country. The Germans contributed to American society greatly. Most of them had a moderate amount of money and were able to make more. They became voters ...

(2 pages) 77 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

This essay discusses the importance and effects of the potato throughout history, both positive and negative. Economy, politics, folklore and much more are talked about in detail.

"My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with", Oprah Winfrey once said. Though meaning to be ... immigrated into America in hopes of a better life, yet when they arrived, they were greeted with a great amount of discrimination and equally bad living conditions. Another effect of the potato damag ... made meals, people are drawn to fast-food restaurants. The nutritional value in our daily intake is greatly diminished in these cases with the addition of fats and condiments. Even prior to cooking, a ...

(2 pages) 33 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The effects of the Black Death on Medieval Europe

o was beginning to change at the turn of the fourteenth century. This caused a very wet climate and greatly adversely affected production. The climate change led to one of the worst famines in Europe' ... oduction. The climate change led to one of the worst famines in Europe's history. In 1315-1317, The Great Famine hit Europe with devastating consequences. The wet climate caused plants to decay before ...

(7 pages) 247 1 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Outline the developments in the easter island uprising

ssume that the English did not regard them as human beings at all, and this was clearly seen in the Great Famine of the 19th century.The Great Famine of 1845-1851 was crucial in shaping Ireland's atti ... rish held towards the English leading up to 1916, and still hold today.The issue of Home Rule had a great impact on the eventual uprising, and was an important issue for all Irish. Many in Ireland saw ...

(7 pages) 26 0 2.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Irish-American Fenian Invasion of Canada 1866

ts of 19th century British Imperialistic rule on their homeland. The primary example of this is the Great Famine of the 1800's.Many Irish, on both sides of the Atlantic, placed the blame for the famin ... rds of Sir Charles Trevelyan, who directed the Irish relief efforts of the British government. "The great evil with which we have to contend, is not the physical evil of the famine, but the moral evil ...

(14 pages) 47 1 3.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The potato disease

nt parts of Ireland show that the disease in the potato crop is extending far and wide, and causing great alarm amongst the peasantry. Letters from resident landlords feelingly describe the misery and ...

(1 pages) 21 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Evaluate the role of British administrative mismanagement in the Irish Potato famine.

The Irish potato famine of the 1840s is often referred to by scholars as the most devastating and encompassing of its ... and encompassing of its kind. Whilst agricultural problems played a large role in the extent of the famine, a significant percentage of the hardships suffered by the Irish people were caused by the ad ... ative mismanagement of the British government. The policies in place regarding tenancy prior to the famine were the driving force behind the poverty of the Irish people, thus causing their dependency ...

(6 pages) 38 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Irish Potato Starvation - a brief history with one cited source.

1.6 million Irish emigrated to the United States. This time in Irish history is referred to as "The Great Starvation". (Known too many as "The Great Potato Famine".)Many farmers in Ireland were at a " ... n too many as "The Great Potato Famine".)Many farmers in Ireland were at a "poor" status before the Great Starvation. Much of the land in Ireland was broken up into two parts. One for cash crops which ...

(3 pages) 45 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Immigration, Social Policy and Employment

lace. With the civil war there were people that were put out of there homes and things just weren't great for them so they decided that they should come to America. The gold rush on the other hand was ...

(2 pages) 50 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

What Impacts did The Potato Famine have on Ireland's society?

e if they did run out, or something happened with the supply, they could depend on nothing else.The Great Hunger (The potato famine) was not the only famine to strike Ireland. Between 1816 and 1818 th ... istence, and without this valuable vegetable, hundreds must daily fall into the grave. It forms the great barrier to the ravages of hunger and indeed constitutes almost the only one" . This source fro ...

(9 pages) 40 0 3.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Potato Famine

le time.Ireland was a very ravished and poor country for a long time, and the British contributed a great deal to that. Many of the Irish were forced to leave their country and set up a new life somew ...

(6 pages) 19 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Irish In America

t by misery and distress, but historians agree that it began primarily on one initial disaster, the Great Famine. Before the Great Famine, many Irish were already being squeezed by rising rents and a ... lic opinion was equally unsympathetic. Cecil Woodham-Smith, in the classic study of the famine, The Great Hunger, noted that the British cartoonists portrayed the Irish not as impoverished, starving v ...

(10 pages) 16 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Irish Potato Famine

that is how the English wanted it.Americans today generally view the history of An Gorta Mor ("The Great Hunger") through cultural lenses, which tend to distort the realities of history as often as t ... od on which more than half the population lived." Much of the world perceived the situation to be a great, albeit unavoidable tragedy; the use of the word "famine" in most news reports (fed to agencie ...

(4 pages) 23 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Great Potato Famine

The Great Potato Famine The potato famine in Ireland was one of the most famous famines this world had e ... tly, depending on whose side the recollection is from. For example, the English refer to it as "The Great Famine", and do not acknowledge any influence on Ireland's strife. Many Irish people ref ... do not acknowledge any influence on Ireland's strife. Many Irish people refer to the famine as "The Great Hunger", "The Great Famine", and "The Great Starvation." Many Irish landowne ...

(5 pages) 18 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Irish potato famine

that is how the English wanted it.Americans today generally view the history of An Gorta Mor ("The Great Hunger") through cultural lenses, which tend to distort the realities of history as often as t ... od on which more than half the population lived." Much of the world perceived the situation to be a great, albeit unavoidable tragedy; the use of the word "famine" in most news reports (fed to agencie ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Irish in America

absorb large numbers of people in any other sphere of work but farming. This will lead to the "The Great Potato Famine" in the mid nineteenth century. The mass exodus from Ireland was more a flight o ... ar, they were quick learners and mostly good natured. Even at an Irishmen's worst, he always showed great love for his home and children.They were very gregarious and seemed to prefer a good argument ...

(2 pages) 19 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Irish-American Immigration in the Nineteenth Century

om these cities because they could not afford to venture elsewhere (Griffin, 67). They did not have great financial resources. When they arrived in New York, they had little skills to hope for upward ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How Can He Be a Leader?

have starved to death, and Kim Jong Il allows this to happen without caring. Since there is such a great famine, almost 300 000 North Korean people have escaped to China to get food. For being a self ...

(4 pages) 1070 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Finding Gold at the End of the Rainbow: Irish Immigration to America during the Potato Famine in 1845

w York: HenrHolt and Company, 1997), 25-1683Cormac Ó Gráda, Black '47 and Beyond: The Great Irish Famine in History, Economy and Memory (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1999) 18- ... in which made them most vulnerable to_____3 Cormac Ó Gráda, Black '47 and Beyond: The Great Irish Famine in History, Economy and Memory (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1999) 18- ...

(10 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2012

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History