Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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Chapter 10 Summary and Analysis

The potato crop failed for the third time--the blight was as bad as it had ever been. Heavy August rains caused it to spread rapidly. The oat crop was decimated by smut. There were many more emigrations and evictions. The British Prime Minister was furious with the Irish rebellion and determined that there would be no assistance for the Irish. Trevelyan raised the landowners' rates. The large farmers and landowners faced the same problem. No one to pay rents out of which they paid rates. More than one farmer and landowner abandoned what they had and emigrated. No one was unaffected by the emigration. Without customers, the merchants closed their doors. Although the landowners and large farmers were adversely impacted, the greatest harm was experienced by the small farmers and laborers. They could no longer emigrate since the new laws increased...

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