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Three famines : starvation and politics / Thomas Keneally.

Keneally, Thomas. (Author).

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  • 7 of 7 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.

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Terrace Public Library 363.8 Ken (Text) 35151000235986 Adult Non-fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781610390651 (hc.)
  • Physical Description: [ix], 323 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2011.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The three famines -- Democracy and starvation -- Short commons -- Nature's triggers -- God's hand -- Coping -- Villains : Ireland -- Villains and heroes : Bengal -- Villains : Ethiopia -- Whistleblowers -- Famine diseases -- Evictions, movements, and emigration in Bengal and Ireland -- Evictions and movements, Mengistu-style -- Resistance -- Relief : Ireland -- Relief : Bengal -- Relief : Ethiopia -- Other catastrophes.
Summary, etc.:
Discusses the Gorta Mor in 1840s Ireland, the famine in British-controlled Bengal in 1943, and the string of famines in Ethiopia in the late 20th century, and explores the concept that while famine can be caused by crop failures and weather conditions, famines are worsened by man-made choices such as politics and social and religious ideology.
Subject: Famines > History.
Famines > Political aspects.
Famines > Social aspects.
Famines > Religious aspects.
Famines > Ireland > History > 19th century.
Famines > India > Bengal > History.
Famines > Ethiopia > History.
Ireland > History > Famine, 1845-1852.
Ireland > History > 19th century.
Bengal (India) > History > 20th century.
Ethiopia > History > 20th century.

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