Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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Compare and contrast Prime Ministers Peel and Russell. Be sure to include each man's government status and works in and out of Britain. Also note what each did or did not do to help the Irish.

Compare and contrast Prime Ministers Peel and Russell. Be sure to include each man's government status and works in and out of Britain. Also note what each did or did not do to help the Irish.

Explain why the Irish did not know the condition of the potato crops until the harvest. What might have been a hint that something was wrong with the crop? What kind of symptoms can be seen before blight fully takes over? What is the cure for blight? How did the farmers keep from contaminating future crops?

Explain why the Irish did not know the condition of the potato crops until the harvest. What might have been...

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