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Thread #150911 Message #3518964
Posted By: Rapparee
24-May-13 - 06:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: Irish Potato Blight- Cause found
Subject: RE: BS: Irish Potato Famine- Cause found
And some of that corn, by 1847, was being hoarded by profiteers in Ireland. There were not enough mills to grind it -- although "corn meal" had been sold and given away in Ireland as early as the 1830s.
Remember too that Germany, France, the Low Countries and England suffered from the potato blight. Unlike Ireland, however, these countries were not nearly as dependent upon potatoes as their primary article of diet. There was some suffering, but not nearly on the scale as in Ireland.
See The Graves Are Walking for more info.