Lord Palmerston and the Irish famine emigration.

  title={Lord Palmerston and the Irish famine emigration.},
  author={T. Anbinder},
  journal={Historical journal},
  volume={44 2},
  • T. Anbinder
  • Published 2001
  • History, Medicine
  • Historical journal
  • The career of the third Viscount Palmerston as foreign secretary and prime minister has been thoroughly studied, but few are aware that he was one of the first Irish landlords to finance the emigration of starving tenants during the great Irish famine. Although the first boatloads of emigrants were well outfitted, by the end of 1847 Palmerston stood accused of cruelly mistreating his departing tenants. One Canadian official compared conditions on the vessels he chartered to those of the slave… CONTINUE READING
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