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Three famines
Thomas Keneally

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Three famines
starvation and politics
1st ed.
Thomas Keneally

Published 2011 by PublicAffairs in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Discusses the Gorta Mor in 1840s Ireland, the famine in British-controlled Bengal in 1943, and the string of famines in Ethiopia in the late 20th century, and explores the concept that while famine can be caused by crop failures and weather conditions, famines are worsened by man-made choices such as politics and social and religious ideology.

Table of Contents

The three famines
Democracy and starvation
Short commons
Nature's triggers
God's hand
Coping
Villains : Ireland
Villains and heroes : Bengal
Villains : Ethiopia
Whistleblowers
Famine diseases
Evictions, movements, and emigration in Bengal and Ireland
Evictions and movements, Mengistu-style
Resistance
Relief : Ireland
Relief : Bengal
Relief : Ethiopia
Other catastrophes.

Edition Notes

"Previously published in 2010 in Australia by Knopf"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-307) and index.

Other Titles
3 famines

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
363.809
Library of Congress
HC79.F3 K46 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
323 p. :
Number of pages
323

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25104532M
ISBN 10
1610390652, 1610390660
ISBN 13
9781610390651, 9781610390668
LC Control Number
2011931075
OCLC/WorldCat
701015454

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