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Reforming food in post-Famine Ireland [electronic resource] : medicine, science and improvement, 1845-1922 / Ian Miller.

Miller, Ian, 1980- (author.). Project Muse. (Added Author).
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Subject: Food supply.
History, 20th Century > Northern Ireland.
History, 20th Century > Ireland.
History, 19th Century > Northern Ireland.
History, 19th Century > Ireland.
Diet > history > Northern Ireland.
Diet > history > Ireland.
Food Supply > history > Northern Ireland.
Food Supply > history > Ireland.
Food supply > Ireland > History > 20th century.
Food supply > Ireland > History > 19th century.
Diet > Ireland > History > 20th century.
Diet > Ireland > History > 19th century.

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  • ISBN: 9781526102621
  • ISBN: 1526102625
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 227 pages :) illustrations ;
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-219) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Science, improvement and food, c. 1845-80. The chemistry of famine : nutritional discourse and dietary transformation ; Reforming food production : agricultural science and education -- Food and national decline in post-Famine Ireland, c. 1845-1910. Food and improvement in the mid-nineteenth-century institution ; The decaying post-Famine body : tea, bread and nutritional decline ; Purity, adulteration and national economic decline ; Reforming Irish domestic and agricultural education -- Food, imperialism and resistance, c. 1900-22. Voluntarism, the state and the feeding of the young ; Anticipating a second Famine : consumption, production and resistance during the First World War.
Summary: Maps the pivotal role of food in shaping Irish society against the background of famine, the Land Wars, political turbulence, WWI, and the struggle for independence.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
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