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Potato Soup

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

The Irish potato famine is the best known crop disease in history. This chapter addresses the root causes of the famine, with emphasis upon the relationship between the unprecedented population ... More


Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Nicholas P. Money

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This book is concerned with the most devastating fungal diseases in history. These are the plagues of trees and crop plants caused by invisible spores that have reshaped entire landscapes and ... More


Shovelling Out: Ireland and the Emigration of the Poor

Hidetaka Hirota

in Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190619213
eISBN:
9780190619244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619213.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter analyzes the people who emigrated from Ireland to North America in the first half of the nineteenth century, with a focus on their material conditions. Until the early nineteenth century ... More


Weather Extremes in Modern Times

Anthony McMichael

in Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190262952
eISBN:
9780197559581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190262952.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

In 1816, Against A foreboding climatic background, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. She might well have begun: “It was a dark and stormy decade …” During the previous year, much of the world had ... More


The Sisters of Mercy: A Tale of Two Cities

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Beginning in 1855, this chapter provides an overview of the historic roots of the Sisters of Mercy in Brooklyn and their involvement with the impoverished immigrant community, fifty five percent of ... More


The Tenant Right Agitation of 1849–50: Crisis and Confrontation on the Londonderry Estates in County Down

Anne Casement

in The Land Agent: 1700-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438865
eISBN:
9781474449809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438865.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The numerous sales of landed property which took place under the aegis of Ireland’s Encumbered Estates Court are testimony to the critical blow dealt to the finances of Irish estates by the repeated ... More


‘Friend of the Crofter’

Wallace Stuart

in John Stuart Blackie: Scottish Scholar and Patriot

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611850
eISBN:
9780748653386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611850.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter talks about John Stuart Blackie with regard to the crofters of the Highlands. Blackie made his first Highland tour in August and September of 1847, travelling from Inverness through the ... More


The Early Episodes: 1794–1914

Barry Riley

in The Political History of American Food Aid: An Uneasy Benevolence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190228873
eISBN:
9780190228903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190228873.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Even while attempting to avoid “entangling alliances,” the elected officials of the newly formed United States were, as early as 1794, debating whether the government should provide economic aid to ... More


Revivals

Crawford Gribben

in The Rise and Fall of Christian Ireland

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198868187
eISBN:
9780191943478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868187.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the revival in 1859 of religious enthusiasm in the north-east counties of Ireland. The effect of the 1859 revival was that the communities of Irish protestants became both more ... More


Peace at Almost Any Price, 1846–1866

James W. Sanders

in Irish vs. Yankees: A Social History of the Boston Schools

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190681579
eISBN:
9780190681609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681579.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

John Fitzpatrick was the third Roman Catholic bishop of Boston. A Boston native and the son of Irish immigrants, he attended public schools, including the prestigious Boston Latin School. He enjoyed ... More


Irish Birmingham: A History

James Moran

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314742
eISBN:
9781846316043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316043
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Birmingham has long been shaped by its Irish residents. The migration caused by Ireland's potato famine gave Birmingham the fourth highest Irish-born population of any English or Welsh town in the ... More


Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy

Hidetaka Hirota

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190619213
eISBN:
9780190619244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619213.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines the origins of immigration restriction in the United States, especially deportation policy. Based on an analysis of immigration policies in major American coastal states, including ... More


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