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: 03/21/16Video has closed captioning.