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The Great Highland Famine: Hunger, Emigration and the Scottish Highlands in the Nineteenth Century

The Great Highland Famine: Hunger, Emigration and the Scottish Highlands in the Nineteenth Century

The Great Hunger in nineteenth-century Ireland was a major human tragedy of modern times. Almost a million perished and a further two million emigrated in the wake of potato blight and economic collapse. Acute famine also gripped the Scottish Highlands at the same time, causing misery, hardship and distress. The story of that lesser known human disaster is told in this prize-winning and internationally acclaimed book.

Tom M. Devine

  • John Donald Short Run Press
  • 9781910900505
  • 368 pages
  • Paperback / softback
  • United Kingdom
  • British & Irish history

Eastwood