Black ’47

Britain and the Famine Irish

  • Frank Neal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Frank Neal
    Pages 1-12
  3. Frank Neal
    Pages 47-88
  4. Frank Neal
    Pages 89-122
  5. Frank Neal
    Pages 123-156
  6. Frank Neal
    Pages 157-176
  7. Frank Neal
    Pages 177-216
  8. Frank Neal
    Pages 217-238
  9. Frank Neal
    Pages 239-276
  10. Frank Neal
    Pages 277-281
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 282-292

About this book


The Irish Famine of 1845-49 was a major modern catastrophe. The return of the potato blight in 1846 triggered a huge exodus of destitute Irish seeking refuge in British towns and 1847 witnessed an unprecedented inflow of Irish refugees into Britain. This book examines the scale of that refugee immigration, the conditions under which the refugees were carried to Britain, the relief operations mounted, the horrors of the typhus epidemic in Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester, South Wales and the North-East, and the financial cost to the British ratepayers.


bibliography Britain environment Great Britain knowledge migration relief settlement

Authors and affiliations

  • Frank Neal
    • 1
  1. 1.European Studies Research InstituteThe University of SalfordSalfordEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39833-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37265-8
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