Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 Discussion Questions

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
This Study Guide consists of approximately 51 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Black Potatoes.
This section contains 231 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 Study Guide

The first quotation describes the panic parents felt during the first winter of the famine as they realized they could not feed their children. What did these parents do?

How did these parents feel?

The second quotation describes the blight as it spread across Ireland in the words of a single teenage boy. Why does the author use the words of those who experienced the famine first hand?

What happened to this particular teenager?

The third quotation describes food being exported during the famine. The author states that the famine was caused by lack of access to food. Do you agree?

How did British economic policies affect access to food?

The fourth quotation is from a newspaper editorial. What is meant by the English believing only in "the ledger"?

What was the basis of the British "laissez-faire" system?

The fifth quotation describes how starving people...

(read more)

This section contains 231 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook