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The Hungry forties life under the bread tax : descriptive letters and other testimonies from contemporary witnesses by Jane Cobden Unwin

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Published by Published for the Cobden Club by T. Fisher Unwin in London .
Written in English


  • Tariff,
  • Corn laws (Great Britain),
  • Economic conditions

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Edition Notes

Statementwith an introduction by Mrs. Cobden Unwin
The Physical Object
Pagination62 p. ;
Number of Pages62
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25104644M

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Hungry Forties Source: A Dictionary of World History Author(s): Edmund WrightEdmund Wright. A period in the early s when Britain experienced an economic depression, causing much . The Hungry Forties was shaped as a popular narrative in which hunger was not the natural result of the workings of the market nor the unavoidable by-product of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, but stemmed from ‘bad government’, political choices designed to serve the interests of a heartless landed elite, with its subaltern class of.   The Hungry forties, life under the bread tax, descriptive letters and other testimonies from contemporary witnesses, with an introduction by Mrs. Cobden Unwin by Cobden Unwin, Mrs. (Jane)Pages:   Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. The Hungry forties, life under the bread tax; Item Preview Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Addeddate

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  In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry. The European Potato Failure was a food crisis caused by potato blight that struck Northern Europe in the mids. The time is also known as the Hungry Forties. While the crisis produced excess mortality and suffering across the affected areas, particularly affected were the Scottish Highlands and even more harshly Ireland. Many people starved due to lack of access to other staple food sources. Although the history of Ireland is rife with dramatic events, there is none more tragic than the Great Famine. In the middle of the 19th century the Emerald Isle was hit by Phytophthora infestans - more commonly known as the potato blight - which also plundered crops across continental Europe, where the 's became known as the Hungry Forties.. Thousands of people died of starvation as they 4/5. In its positive images The Illustrated London News celebrates throughout these Christmases of the Hungry Forties an uncharacteristic superfluity and conviviality.