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This book by George Poulett Scrope, a member of Parliament, described Parliament’s response to the potato famine that killed thousands of people in Ireland in the late 1840s. Scrope argued that the British government mishandled the crisis in Ireland.…

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The article, reprinted by the upstate Plattsburgh Republican from a New York City newspaper, quantified the huge losses of potatoes, oats, and other crops in Ireland, a country that was "in its normal state" already the poorest in Europe. The article…
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