The Hunger: Story of Irish Famine
1845 to 1847
Episode 101 | 51m 10s | Video has closed captioning.
Examine the social, political and economic conditions that allowed the Irish famine to occur, setting a crisis into motion in Europe. The British government has initial success in staving off the worst impact of the famine, but a leadership change in 1846 leaves many dealing with the fall out. The death rate rises exponentially as resources run out for the Irish poor.
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