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A list of key readings about Irish Famine.
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  • Beckett, J.C. The making of Modern Ireland 1603-1923(1971)
  • Cronin, Mike. A History of Ireland. Palgrave. 2001. online edition
  • Crawford, E.M. (ed.), Famine: The Irish Experience, 900-1900 (Edinburgh, 1989),
  • Cullen, L. M. "Irish History Without the Potato", Past and Present, 40 (July 1968). pp. 72-83 in JSTOR
  • Daly, Mary. "The Great Famine" in D. George Boyce and Alan O’day, eds. The Making of Modern Irish History: Revisionism and the Revisionist Controversy (1996) pp 71-89 online edition excerpt and online search from
  • Daly, Mary. The Famine in Ireland (Dublin, 1986),
  • Edwards, R. Dudley, and T. Desmond Williams (eds). The Great Famine (Dublin, 1956)
  • Kinealy, Christine. The Great Calamity: The Irish Famine, 1845-52 (Dublin, 1994)
  • Mokyr, Joel. Why Ireland Starved: A Quantitative and Analytical History of the Irish Economy, 1800-1850. Allen & Unwin, 1983. 330 pp. online edition
  • Ó Gráda, Cormac. Ireland: A New Economic History, 1780-1939. Oxford U. Press, 1994. 536 pp.
  • Ó Gráda, Cormac. Ireland Before and After the Famine. Explorations in Economic History, 1800-1925 (Manchester, 1988),
  • Ó Gráda, Cormac. Black '47 and Beyond: The Great Irish Famine in History, Economy, and Memory. Princeton U. Press, 1999. 272 pp.
  • Ó Gráda, Cormac, Richard Paping, and Eric Vanhaute, eds. When the Potato Failed: Causes and Effects of the Last European Subsistence Crisis, 1845-1850. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2007. 342 pp. ISBN: 978-2-503-51985-2. 15 essays by scholars looking at Ireland and all of Europe
  • Vaughan, W.E. (ed.) New History of Ireland, V. Ireland Under the Union, Part 1. 1801-70 (Oxford, 1989),