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Irish Potato Famine - Forced Evictions and Poverty

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The December 16, 1848 edition of The Illustrated London News (quoting The Tipperary Vindicator) describes unimaginable conditions endured by Irish families forcibly ejected from their homes:

The ditch side, the dripping rain, and the cold sleet are the covering of the wretched outcast the moment the cabin is tumbled over him; for who dare give him shelter or protection from 'the pelting of the pitiless storm?' Who has the temerity to afford him the ordinary rites of hospitality, when the warrant has been signed for his extinction?


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Image, and quoted passage, from "Evictions of Peasantry in Ireland," an article from the December 16, 1848 edition of The Illustrated London News.  The quote, above, is itself a quote from an article in The Tipperary Vindicator.

 

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