THE FAMINE IN IRELAND

Title

THE FAMINE IN IRELAND

Description

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 then goes on to emphasize how such a dire situation required immediate relief, from America and elsewhere.

Although people fleeing the Irish famine mostly went to major cities, such as New York and Boston, people in other places--such as Plattsburgh--also knew about the crisis in Ireland and expressed sympathy for its victims.

Creator

New York Courier and Enquirer

Source

Plattsburgh Republican, 27 February 1847

Date

27 02 1847

Contributor

Quillan Heim

Format

Print

Type

Text

Coverage

1800-1899

Original Format

Paper

Files

Screenshot_2019-10-20 Plattsburgh Republican (Plattsburgh, Clinton County, N Y ) 1813-1916, February 27, 1847, Page 2, Imag[...].png

Citation

New York Courier and Enquirer, “THE FAMINE IN IRELAND,” Disaster History Archive, accessed November 20, 2019, http://disasterhistoryarchive.cynthiakierner.org/items/show/72.

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