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The Great Famine: Studies in Irish History 1845-52

by R. Dudley Edwards

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Published in 1957 and long out of print, it was the first detailed modern study of the disaster. "A distinguished book" - American Historical Review and "a pioneer work ... at times even austere in style and presentation" - Irish Historical Studies.



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This book is referred to in "The Event and Its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity (Cultural Memory in the Present)" by Stuart McLean. He mentions that it, published in 1956, was "the first book-length study [on the Great Famine] to emerge from the decades following Ireland's independence".
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