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By Susan Campbell Bartoletti

In 1845, a catastrophe struck eire. in a single day, a mysterious blight attacked the potato plants, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only nutrition of approximately six million people.

Over the following 5 years, the blight attacked time and again. those years are recognized at the present time because the nice Irish Famine, a time while a million humans died from hunger and sickness and million extra fled their homeland.
Black Potatoes is the compelling tale of fellows, ladies, and kids who defied landlords and searched empty fields for scraps of harvested greens and suitable for eating weeds to consume, who walked numerous miles every day to hard-labor jobs for meager wages and to arrive soup kitchens, and who dedicated crimes simply to be despatched to prison, the place they have been guaranteed of a meal. It’s the tale of youngsters and adults who suffered from hunger, disorder, and the lack of friends and family, in addition to those that died. Illustrated with black and white engravings, it’s additionally the tale of the heroes one of the Irish humans and the way they hung on to pray.

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