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||Prologue -- 1. An emerging people: the pre-famine Irish -- 2. A long farewell to the white potatoes: the coming of the blight -- 3. One wide waste of putrefying vegetation: the second failure of the potato -- 4. The blessed effects of political economy: public works and soup kitchens -- 5. Emaciated frames and livid countenances: from fever pandemic to amended Poor Law -- 6. Asylum by the neighbouring ditches: the famine clearances -- 7. Leaving this land of plagues: the famine emigrations -- 8. Exiled from humanity: the later years of the famine -- 9. The murdered sleeping silently: aftermath.
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