Why the real story of the Irish Famine is not taught in U.S. schools Bill Bigelow @ZinnEdProject April 04,2015 05:43 AM

Irish historian and author of "The Famine Plot", Tim Pat Coogan, wades in as sign anti-Channel 4 Famine sitcom petition.

Beginning in the 1700's, the Irish were evicted by greedy landlords, which were primarily English, living in England. Once the famine began, the evictions became rampant, leaving the Irish homeless in their own land.

Irish history for St Patrick's Day - Beginning in the the Irish were evicted by greedy landlords, which were primarily English, living in England. Once the famine began, the evictions became rampant, leaving the Irish homeless in their own land.

A family evicted in Donegal during the Famine in 1848. This was to be continued during the Rent evictions in the 1880s.  Irish National Photographic Archives

Charles Stuart Parnell Broke his Sisters Heart

In 1879 alone over Irish people were evicted from their land and left to starve. They had very little land and were unable to grow enough crops to feed themselves and pay the ren. Charles Stuart Parnell, Irish Land League, Evictions in Ireland

Severity of the Famine in 1847. Farmers in the east depended on cereal crops, those in Ulster grew flax, only small farms of west and partts of Munter potatoe in a monopolistic position. 30% of Irish wholly dependant on potatoes for food.

Severity of the Famine in Farmers in the east depended on cereal crops, those in Ulster grew flax, only small farms of west and partts of Munter potatoe in a monopolistic position. of Irish wholly dependant on potatoes for food.

Memorial to potato famine in Dublin, Ireland; http://www.pinterest.com/pin/526217537681790604/

From previous pinner: Memorial to potato famine, Dublin. This is so amazing to see in person. The reason why some of my Irish ancestors came to America

The Graves are Walking - The History of the Great Irish Famine by John Kelly - RTÉ Ten

The Graves are Walking - The History of the Great Irish Famine by John Kelly ***It's so hard to find much on the century famine Swift writes about. I think this is on the century potato famine.

What Happened During the Great Irish Famine?: A starving family digging for potatoes, as depicted in the Illustrated London News in 1847

What Happened During the Great Irish Famine?

The Great Famine that ravaged the potato crop in Ireland in the caused widespread starvation, and prompted a wave of emigration to America.

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