Death in Every Paragraph

Journalism & the Great Irish Famine

Author: Michael Foley

Publisher: Cork University Press

ISBN: 9780990468653

Category: Ireland

Page: 47

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The Great Famine had a huge impact on the development of journalism and the press, not only in Ireland but internationally. The scale and complexity of the catastrophe forced journalists to find new ways of reporting news, and develop new techniques of interrogation -- including narrating the stories of ordinary people. The work of Irish journalists attracted others from around the world, who travelled to Ireland to see for themselves how such a calamity could take place so close to the center of the world's greatest empire. The Irish Famine was the worst humanitarian disaster of the nineteenth century, and how the press reported it established many of the norms of disaster coverage to this day. --Page [4] of cover.
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King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aging parents

Page: 58

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Notice to Quit

The Great Irish Famine Evictions

Author: Lewis Perry Curtis

Publisher: Cork University Press

ISBN: 9780990468660

Category: Eviction

Page: 43

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During the peak years of The Great Hunger at least a million men, women, and children died from either starvation or disease. During the same period, it is estimated that up to half a million individuals were driven out of their dwellings. One neglected feature of the Famine evictions is the ideological context in which they occurred--not just the dictates of political economy but also profound religious and racial prejudices directed against the pauperized Irish peasantry. This essay seeks to redress that neglect by emphasizing the role played by pejorative images of "Paddy" in the toleration or approval in Britain of both eviction and involuntary emigration. --Page [4] of cover.
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The Melody

A Novel

Author: Jim Crace

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

ISBN: 0385543727

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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From the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Harvest, Quarantine, and Being Dead, a tender new novel about music, celebrity, local intrigue, and lost love--all set by the Mediterranean Sea Aside from his trusty piano, Alfred Busi lives alone in his villa overlooking the waves. Famed in his town for his music and songs, he is mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days, occasionally performing the classics in small venues--never in the stadiums he could fill when in his prime. On the night before receiving his town's highest honor, Busi is wrested from bed by noises in his courtyard and then stunned by an attacking intruder--his hands and neck are scratched, his face is bitten. Busi can't say what it was that he encountered, exactly, but he feels his assailant was neither man nor animal. The attack sets off a chain of events that will cast a shadow on Busi's career, imperil his home, and alter the fabric of his town. Busi's own account of what happened is embellished to fan the flames of old rumor--of an ancient race of people living in the surrounding forest--and to spark new controversy: something must finally be done about the town's poor, the feral vagabonds at its edges, whose numbers have been growing. All the while Busi, weathering a media storm, must come to terms with his wife's death and decide whether to sing one last time. In trademark crystalline prose, Jim Crace portrays a man taking stock of his life and looking into an uncertain future, all while bearing witness to a community in the throes of great change--with echoes of today's most pressing social questions.
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The End of Outrage

Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland

Author: Breandán Mac Suibhne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191058645

Category: History

Page: 320

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South-west Donegal, Ireland, June 1856. From the time that the blight first came on the potatoes in 1845, armed and masked men dubbed Molly Maguires had been raiding the houses of people deemed to be taking advantage of the rural poor. On some occasions, they represented themselves as 'Molly's Sons', sent by their mother, to carry out justice; on others, a man attired as a woman, introducing 'herself' as Molly Maguire, demanding redress for wrongs inflicted on her children. The raiders might stipulate the maximum price at which provisions were to be sold, warn against the eviction of tenants, or demand that an evicted family be reinstated to their holding. People who refused to meet their demands were often viciously beaten and, in some instances, killed — offences that the Constabulary classified as 'outrages'. Catholic clergymen regularly denounced the Mollies and in 1853, the district was proclaimed under the Crime and Outrage (Ireland) Act. Yet the 'outrages' continued. Then, in 1856, Patrick McGlynn, a young schoolmaster, suddenly turned informer on the Mollies, precipitating dozens of arrests. Here, a history of McGlynn's informing, backlit by episodes over the previous two decades, sheds light on that wave of outrage, its origins and outcomes, the meaning and the memory of it. More specifically, it illuminates the end of 'outrage' — the shifting objectives of those who engaged in it, and also how, after hunger faded and disease abated, tensions emerged in the Molly Maguires, when one element sought to curtail such activity, while another sought, unsuccessfully, to expand it. And in that contention, when the opportunities of post-Famine society were coming into view, one glimpses the end, or at least an ebbing, of outrage — in the everyday sense of moral indignation — at the fate of the rural poor. But, at heart, The End of Outrage is about contention among neighbours — a family that rose from the ashes of a mode of living, those consumed in the conflagration, and those who lost much but not all. Ultimately, the concern is how the poor themselves came to terms with their loss: how their own outrage at what had been done unto them and their forbears lost malignancy, and eventually ended. The author being a native of the small community that is the focus of The End of Outrage makes it an extraordinarily intimate and absorbing history.
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I MBéal an Bháis

The Great Famine & the Language Shift in Nineteenth-century Ireland

Author: Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990468677

Category: Famines

Page: 51

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Perhaps the most fundamental cultural change in modern Irish history was the shift from Irish to English as the dominant vernacular of the people. While this change took place over an extended period of time, the demographic and social impact of the Great Famine of the mid-nineteenth century was critical. This study examines closely the role of the Great Famine in the complex drama of linguistic transformation in modern Ireland. --Page [4] of cover.
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The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844

Author: Frederick Engels

Publisher: BookRix GmbH & Company KG

ISBN: 3730964852

Category: History

Page: 466

View: 1882

The Condition of the Working Class in England is one of the best-known works of Friedrich Engels. Originally written in German as Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England, it is a study of the working class in Victorian England. It was also Engels' first book, written during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844. Manchester was then at the very heart of the Industrial Revolution, and Engels compiled his study from his own observations and detailed contemporary reports. Engels argues that the Industrial Revolution made workers worse off. He shows, for example, that in large industrial cities mortality from disease, as well as death-rates for workers were higher than in the countryside. In cities like Manchester and Liverpool mortality from smallpox, measles, scarlet fever and whooping cough was four times as high as in the surrounding countryside, and mortality from convulsions was ten times as high as in the countryside. The overall death-rate in Manchester and Liverpool was significantly higher than the national average (one in 32.72 and one in 31.90 and even one in 29.90, compared with one in 45 or one in 46). An interesting example shows the increase in the overall death-rates in the industrial town of Carlisle where before the introduction of mills (1779-1787), 4,408 out of 10,000 children died before reaching the age of five, and after their introduction the figure rose to 4,738. Before the introduction of mills, 1,006 out of 10,000 adults died before reaching 39 years old, and after their introduction the death rate rose to 1,261 out of 10,000.
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In the Lion's Den

Daniel Macdonald, Ireland and Empire

Author: Niamh O'Sullivan

Publisher: Cork University Press

ISBN: 9780990468684

Category: Famines in art

Page: 152

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"The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, is home to many of Macdonald's paintings and drawings that feature here, and this book coincides with the first retrospective exhibition of Daniel Macdonald's work, held at Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, Quinnipiac University, in 2016."--p.9
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Voices Underfoot

Memory, Forgetting, and Oral Verbal Art

Author: Angela Bourke

Publisher: Cork University Press

ISBN: 9780997837407

Category: Famines

Page: 43

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"This essay is part of the interdisciplinary series Famine Folios, covering many aspects of the Great Hunger in Ireland from 1845-52"--Title page verso.
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Death by Discourse?

Political Economy and the Great Irish Famine

Author: Tadhg Foley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997837414

Category: Ireland

Page: 47

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"This essay is part of the interdisciplinary series Famine Folios, covering many aspects of the Great Hunger in Ireland from 1845-52"--Title page verso.
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El desarrollo sostenible, una guía sobre nuestro futuro común

El informe de la Comisión Mundial sobre el Medio Ambiente y el Desarrollo

Author: World Commission on Environment and Development

Publisher: IICA Biblioteca Venezuela

ISBN: 9780192820808

Category: Nature

Page: 383

View: 1647

Discusses population growth, food production, energy, industry, and urban development, and suggests ways to promote economic growth while protecting the environment.
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Henry V

Author: William Shakespeare,BellJohn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 131

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The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society ...

Author: Florence Hartley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Etiquette

Page: 340

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The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.
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The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism

Author: Ben Eggleston,Dale E. Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139867482

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Utilitarianism, the approach to ethics based on the maximization of overall well-being, continues to have great traction in moral philosophy and political thought. This Companion offers a systematic exploration of its history, themes, and applications. First, it traces the origins and development of utilitarianism via the work of Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Henry Sidgwick, and others. The volume then explores issues in the formulation of utilitarianism, including act versus rule utilitarianism, actual versus expected consequences, and objective versus subjective theories of well-being. Next, utilitarianism is positioned in relation to Kantianism and virtue ethics, and the possibility of conflict between utilitarianism and fairness is considered. Finally, the volume explores the modern relevance of utilitarianism by considering its practical implications for contemporary controversies such as military conflict and global warming. The volume will be an important resource for all those studying moral philosophy, political philosophy, political theory, and history of ideas.
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Critical and historical essays

Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Gaudy Night

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453258957

Category: Fiction

Page: 506

View: 5713

Oxford is full of memories—and threats of murder—for Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey in this mystery that “stands out even among Miss Sayers’s novels” (The Times Literary Supplement). Since she graduated from Oxford’s Shrewsbury College, Harriet Vane has found fame by writing novels about ingenious murders. She also won infamy when she was accused of committing a murder herself. It took a timely intervention from the debonair Lord Peter Wimsey to save her from the gallows, and since then she has devoted her spare time to resisting his attempts to marry her. Putting aside her lingering shame from the trial, Harriet returns to Oxford for her college reunion with her head held high—only to find that her life is in danger once again. The first poison-pen letter calls her a “dirty murderess,” and those that follow are no kinder. As the threats become more frightening, she calls on Lord Peter for help. Among the dons of Oxford lurks a killer, but it will take more than a superior education to match Lord Peter and the daring Harriet. Gaudy Night is the 12th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
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The Sumerians

Their History, Culture, and Character

Author: Samuel Noah Kramer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226452328

Category: History

Page: 372

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The Sumerians, the pragmatic and gifted people who preceded the Semites in the land first known as Sumer and later as Babylonia, created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man, spanning the fifth to the second millenniums B.C. This book is an unparalleled compendium of what is known about them. Professor Kramer communicates his enthusiasm for his subject as he outlines the history of the Sumerian civilization and describes their cities, religion, literature, education, scientific achievements, social structure, and psychology. Finally, he considers the legacy of Sumer to the ancient and modern world. "There are few scholars in the world qualified to write such a book, and certainly Kramer is one of them. . . . One of the most valuable features of this book is the quantity of texts and fragments which are published for the first time in a form available to the general reader. For the layman the book provides a readable and up-to-date introduction to a most fascinating culture. For the specialist it presents a synthesis with which he may not agree but from which he will nonetheless derive stimulation."—American Journal of Archaeology "An uncontested authority on the civilization of Sumer, Professor Kramer writes with grace and urbanity."—Library Journal
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Ordeal by Hunger

The Story of the Donner Party

Author: George R. Stewart

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547525605

Category: History

Page: 416

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“Compulsive reading—a wonderful account, both scholarly and gripping, of a horrifying episode in the history of the west.” —Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. The tragedy of the Donner party constitutes one of the most amazing stories of the American West. In 1846 eighty-seven people—men, women, and children—set out for California, persuaded to attempt a new overland route. After struggling across the desert, losing many oxen, and nearly dying of thirst, they reached the very summit of the Sierras, only to be trapped by blinding snow and bitter storms. Many perished; some survived by resorting to cannibalism; all were subjected to unbearable suffering. Incorporating the diaries of the survivors and other contemporary documents, George Stewart wrote the definitive history of that ill-fated band of pioneers; an astonishing account of what human beings may endure and achieve in the final press of circumstance.
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