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The Irish Potato Famine

Course number : 120032   ID : 890    Section number : OLLI
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The Great Famine of the mid-1800s had devastating consequences resulting in a million deaths from starvation and disease, a million souls displaced, and lasting effects on Great Britain, Ireland, and America. We will examine Britain’s history of punitive economic and political policies towards the mostly Catholic population, the potato blight that would decimate their staple crop, the everyday lives of the Irish people during the famine, and the lack of timely and measurable aid to help them. 

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Tue, Thu

Liesinger Hall

Cynthia Grieve 



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/2/2018 - 10/11/2018 Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Casper, Liesinger Hall  Map, Room: LH 185 Cynthia Grieve