Family in Farm in Pre-Famine Ireland, The Paris of Killashandra (Signed copy)
Signed by Kevin O'Neill
First edition. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14.5cm, 232pp.
Signed and dedicated by Kevin O'Neill to the ffep.
This study of rural Ireland in the years leading up to the ""Great Hunger"" of the 1840s explicates the social, economic and demographic conditions of the era. The author argues that overpopulation and deprivation were inextricably linked to a third variable—the rapid economic development of rural Ireland that was shaped by British interests. In documenting his view of a rapidly changing pre-famine Ireland, the author focuses on the parish of Killashandra, in County Cavan, during the years 1780 to 1845. Employing a variety of sources, including local statistics, contemporary eyewitness accounts, and manuscript census reports, he is able to record the decisive stages of rural Ireland's transformation.
Good condition. The wrapper is bumped to all edges with some rubbing to the joints. The book is in strong readable condition, with some bumping to the pages' corners and light foxing to the endpapers.