Objects & Places from Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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Boyne River - Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Irish at a bloody battle on this river.

London, England - Where the British Prime Minister, his advisers, and Parliament passed the laws which turned the potato blight into the potato famine.

Fergus River - The British military escorted ships loaded with grain and livestock down this river to export to London.

The Potato - Considered to be a dietary staple for most of Ireland's inhabitants.

The Corn Laws - Legislation that categorized a specific grain.

Poor Law Union Workhouses - The place of last resort for the destitute.

Soup Kitchens - This was established by Sir Charles Trevelyan to ward off immediate starvation.

Skibberdeen - An isolated hamlet in County Cork.

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