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Charles Trevelyan and the Great Irish Famine

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Charles Trevelyan, assistant secretary to the Treasury during the Great Irish Famine, has received much of the blame for the British government s parsimonious response to the catastrophe. This study begins by exploring the demonization of Trevelyan since the 1960s. It asks why a senior civil servant has been condemned as the architect of a policy allegedly aimed at depopul ...more
Hardcover, 606 pages
Published August 26th 2004 by Four Courts Press (first published August 15th 2004)
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Emily Graham
Nov 03, 2014 Emily Graham rated it really liked it
Charles Trevelyan is a largely unnoticed historical figure to most. This extensive work portrays his character and actions in great detail and in a very readable way. Great to read as a reference to Irish Famine History and to understand the greater context of British government ideas about Ireland in the 1840s.
Would recommend to anyone studying this period of history.
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