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Ireland's Great Hunger and the Irish Diaspora

Special | 48m 55s

This film explores the potato failure that led to mass starvation, death, and emigration in Ireland from 1845 to 1852, and the historical, social, and political circumstances that made what is misleadingly called the great “famine” almost inevitable. Light is shed on this tragic time by descendants of those who survived it; descendants of those who fled it; and leading Irish history scholars.

Aired: 03/21/16

Expires: 05/31/20

Rating: TV-G

Video has closed captioning.

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