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

Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 By Susan Campbell Bartoletti Black Potatoes The Story of the Great Irish Famine In a disaster struck Ireland Overnight a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people Over the next fiv

  • Title: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
  • Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • ISBN: 9780618548835
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 By Susan Campbell Bartoletti In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people.Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease and two mIn 1845, a disaster struck Ireland Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people.Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease and two million fled their homeland.Black Potatoes is the compelling story of men, women, and children who defied landlords and searched empty fields for scraps of harvested vegetables and edible weeds to eat, who walked several miles each day to hard labor jobs for meager wages and to reach soup kitchens, and who committed crimes just to be sent to jail, where they were assured of a meal It s the story of children and adults who suffered from starvation, disease, and the loss of family and friends, as well as those who died Illustrated with black and white engravings, it s also the story of the heroes among the Irish people and how they held on to hope.
    Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 By Susan Campbell Bartoletti

    Black Potatoes The Story of the Great Irish Famine, Black Potatoes is the compelling story of men, women, and children who defied landlords and searched empty fields for scraps of harvested vegetables and edible weeds to eat, who walked several miles each day to hard labor jobs for meager wages and to reach soup kitchens, and who committed crimes just to be sent to jail, where they were assured of a meal. Black Potatoes The Story of the Great Irish Famine, Oct , Black Potatoes The Story of the Great Irish Famine, In , a disaster struck Ireland Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again. Black Potatoes CooksInfo Jun , Black Potatoes is a generic term used for naturally dark coloured potatoes, whether they be purple or blue skinned Generally, you can assume the flesh inside will be bluish or purplish as well, at least before cooking Most tend to have their colour Best Black Potatoes Recipes Yummly Sep , black pepper, baby potatoes, extra virgin olive oil, yellow onions and Cheesy Egg And Hashbrown Casserole Yummly eggs, whole milk, salt, shredded cheddar cheese, frozen hash brown potatoes and Easy Creamy Chicken and Potato Casserole Yummly. BLACK POTATOES Kirkus Reviews Oct , Using illustrations from mid th century newspapers and stories of people actually involved, Bartoletti has written a fascinating account of a terrible time In the Great Irish Famine, one million people died from starvation and disease, and two million fled to other countries after a fungus destroyed the potato crop, a disaster in a country where six million farm laborers depended on that Black Potatoes by Susan Campbell Bartoletti Non Fiction In , a disaster struck Ireland Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly si see all In , a disaster struck Ireland Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people.

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    1. karen on said:

      i think i am finally becoming an adult through reading childrens books first this book is pretty good its much complicated than i had anticipated, being a childrens book.i have read childrens nonfiction never, not even as a child so i was pretty impressed the vocabulary is not oversimplified, and the ugly bits are not avoided, either but this makes me realize that im less familiar with history than a ten year old i mean, obviously i knew about the potato famine and the starvation and emigration [...]

    2. Greg on said:

      A nice presentation of the potato famine, much interesting to read than the Irish history book I was forced to read in an Irish literature class in college Actually I didn t know much of the facts from this book, which is making me realize like Karen has said in her reviews , that these children books are letting me know how ignorant I am on quite a few topics.

    3. Chris Hetu on said:

      The reason I picked the book Black Potatoes is because I never really knew the story of the potato famine, just barley touched upon it in history class The book jumped out to me, I love reading about historical happenings and this is a major reason why I decided to read this book What I liked best about this book is how it talked about all these different people in the story and portrayed what the experience of the potato famine was like for people It showed how the Irish truly determined on thi [...]

    4. Hannah on said:

      I had to read this book for a school assignment and I found most parts boring and the whole book to be repetitive.

    5. Alaine on said:

      This book states repeatedly that lice jumped from one person to another That it was impossible to avoid them because they d jump off a corpse to the nearest warm body Lice don t jump They re not fleas This is a small detail but when you re writing a historical book, this stuff matters Other than that, I did like it I don t know how accurate it is because it says that lice jump, but it s the most I ve read about the potato famine so far My Irish ancestors came to America well before the famine, s [...]

    6. Shiloah on said:

      This was an interesting and thorough explanation of the Irish potato famine I read this with my older girls 11 up and it was perfect for their level of understanding and emotional ability to handle the story.

    7. Lauren on said:

      Susan Campbell Bartoletti s book, Black Potatoes is an insightful work on how the Great Irish Famine of 1845 1850 truly affected Ireland She accurately depicted how reliant the Irish people were on potatoes as a crop, on each other, and on their landlords to support them When the crop failed, it was a devastation like Ireland had never experienced and like they have never experienced since.She takes drawings from that time period that artists sketched while making their way through the countrysi [...]

    8. Ellen on said:

      SUSAN BARTOLETTII wish I would have had books likes these when I was growing up as a teenager I hope that I would have read them Probably not In fact, I don t remember ever being introduced to any non fiction books at all in the English classes This is a book that spans various disciplines history, politics, sociology and religion in a compelling, riveting account of the Irish Potato Family of 1845 50 The reader learns about a serious blight sort of a mysterious pox that turned all the potatoes [...]

    9. Sara Turner on said:

      This is a nonfictional account of the Irish Famine that took place in the 19th Century It gives a well rounded view of the crisis, including political circumstances, living conditions, working conditions, and effects of the famine on those involved It is a record of the people involved and the effects that the famine had on them, whether they immigrated, survived or ultimately died from it s affects.The author did a good job of portraying the facts in an unbiased fashion for the most part While [...]

    10. Nat on said:

      I ve always wanted to find out what really happened during the Irish potato famine, especially after having heard my brother in law mention it at a dinner before my sister and his wedding day Currently living in Canada, one of the refuges of the millions of Irish emigrants back then, I was curious to know how desolate life was for the poor peasants and the circumstances under which they were forced to leave everything behind risking their lives on a dangerous 40 day boat ride to the New World to [...]

    11. Shannon Reilly on said:

      I read black potatoes as one of my summer reading books,i enjoyed it very much.I picked it because i have an irish background and i wanted to learn about how my ancesters lived during the potato famine.what i enjoyed the most about this book is how it was very detailed with each new topic brought in to the story line what i didnt enjoy was learning about how poorly the irish were treated.I would recommend this to people who would like to learn about there irish heritage.According to christina, [...]

    12. Suzanne Moore on said:

      I learned a lot from this book, and the illustrations brought the pain and suffering of Irish citizens to life I never knew how bad the potato famine was, or how many died during those years Starvation, cold, sickness and homelessness led to the deaths of approximately one million people The circumstances of the famine forced as many to immigrate to other countries When diseased crops failed to produce, drastic measures where taken to keep food on the table I was shocked by one example, where a [...]

    13. Caroline Daniel on said:

      o Summary This book is about the potato famine that happened to the Irish people in 1845 1850 It talks about how the famine came about over night and ruined all the food that millions of people had to eat This famine left them starving and sick This book talks about the men, women, and children that were effected by this terrible famine It even mentions how some would commit crimes just to be sent to jail so they could be promised a meal.o Grade level sixtho Appropriate classroom use This would [...]

    14. Luann on said:

      Reading this made me feel for the Irish people and wish that I could help them even though this happened all those years ago What I hadn t realized before reading this book is that there WAS food there How horrible for so many people to starve to death while food and animals are being shipped away from Ireland over to England Food was also available to purchase right there in Ireland, but the people couldn t afford it Many people, organizations, and even countries helped the Irish during the yea [...]

    15. Dawn Anderson on said:

      Bartoletti is a gifted historian writer who humanizes historical events that history books only mention in passing This book has lovely period illustrations and heart rending tales of the five year Irish famine which killed a million people and sent two million emigrating to America The stories here of workhouses, evictions, people living in ditches and begging on the streets is heart rending It s also interesting to understand how the British government exacerbated the situation by ensuring th [...]

    16. Alicia on said:

      I m a fan of Bartoletti s and the information she provides in this short er nonfiction narrative about the potato famine gave me so much insight that I didn t have before about not only what the famine was about but how long it actually lasted, the political structure that allowed it to sustain for far too long, and the disrespect doled out to families suffering from removing roofs to evict them or how they were buried and importance of certain funeral rites or traditions that were blatantly dis [...]

    17. Ian Tymms on said:

      Nice documentation of a challenging segment of Irish and British history I liked the way the author worked with historical accounts of what it was really like to live during the potato famine Two things struck me firstly how massive was the death toll and secondly how similar this story to so many others in modern times where politics, not shortage, is the real cause of famine.

    18. Mary Joy on said:

      I have never read anything pertaining to the Irish potato famine before This book was enlightening and written brilliantly I loved it I felt engrossed in the story I had no idea how difficult this time period was for the Irish, and now because of Bartoletti I can understand a little about how they were feeling at the time.

    19. Shravya on said:

      I really have to admit that this book which I picked up to help for an English project on the Irish Famine was one that would completely just spit out information and statistics in the form of print In reality, I was stunned to find writing unorthodox to my perception of tedious informative literature It s not the text that swims before your eyes when you read this it is history that does It was not just an overview of the Famine through personal anecdotes, documented observations, and incredibl [...]

    20. Jessica on said:

      Non fiction Informational Each element of this book was well executed The writing was full of facts and information but was truly engaging Ms Bartoletti did not hold back on any of the hardships and sometimes unbelievable situations families found themselves in I felt like I gained a real understanding of many of the dynamics of what brought this about agriculturally, socially and politically The artwork was actual pen and ink drawings published at the time to document what the people of Ireland [...]

    21. Sherry on said:

      I grew interested in learning about the Great Irish Famine while watching Victoria on PBS This turned out to be an informative read I liked that the author provided a review of Ireland s history before, during, and after a bit, anyhow Having both English and Irish ancestors, I admit to feeling embarrassed about how poorly the Brits treated the Irish.This book has sparked interest in looking into whether my Irish ancestors emigrated before, during, or after the famine.

    22. Patrick Murtha on said:

      Ostensibly for younger readers, this excellent short history of the Irish Famine would provide a fine introduction to the subject for any interested reader The many and well chosen illustrations, mainly drawings from 19th century newspapers, add greatly to the experience The Bibliography and Sources section is very helpful regarding suggestions for follow up reading.

    23. X on said:

      This is a great read Easy and fast and great personal stories I have read other books that touched on the famine, but this book goes in depth into the lives the famine devastated So sad

    24. Brooke on said:

      This was very informative and easy to read The book not only gives facts about the Great Irish Famine, it also gave personal accounts from people who lived through it.

    25. Emma on said:

      In 1845 Ireland relied most heavily on one crop Farmers cultivated grains, green vegetables and a variety of root vegetables But those were often crops owed to wealthy British landlords for rent money if not owned outright Those landlords would ship the harvested food to England at a tidy profit Among all of this export, potatoes were truly an Irish tuber.It was potatoes that saw poor laborers through the long winter months after everything else was sold Boiled, roasted, mashed with garlic and b [...]

    26. Adrianna Wesley on said:

      Genre Historical Children s book Beginning readerAge 10 14 years oldSummary This book chronicles the events of the 1845 potato crop in Ireland The first potato crop was abundant There were potatoes than there were people to eat them But the following potato crop was a failure The potatoes turned black and suddenly there was no food for the people of Ireland Over the following five years, called the Great Irish Famine, the crop kept turning black During this time one million people of Ireland di [...]

    27. Maggie on said:

      CIP The story of the Great Irish Famine, through the eyes and memories of the Irish people Tells how they lived, why their lives depended on the potato, how they dreaded the workhouse, and how they feared and defied the landlord who collected the rent and evicted them Maggie A wonderful historically accurate account of the circumstances that drove so many Irish to emigrate to new lands, Black Potatoes is a great resource for older readers who are researching history or who are simply interested [...]

    28. Shelisa on said:

      REQUIREDBlack Potatoes tells the history of the Great Irish Famine The Irish people during that time relied on potatoes as their food source They had a very systematic way of ensuring they would have enough food for the year By planting two crops of potatoes, they could have some to eat right away and the second crop could be saved for later months In 1845, contaminated soil causes all of their potatoes to rot They continue to rot year after year until 1850 But the real story is how they survive [...]

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