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Extracts from the Illustrated London News showing the situation in Ireland 1847-51
(Catalogue ref: ZPER 34/10, ZPER 34/13, ZPER 34/18)
4a 4b 4c
4a   4b   4c            
Catalogue ref: ZPER 34/10, 34/13, 34/18; illustrations of the Irish situation, 1847-51
How to use this source
Study this source carefully.
1 What impression does this source give of life in the British empire in terms of the following issues:
  • the reasons why people migrated within the empire?
  • whether this migration was voluntary or forced?
  • how the migration was organised and paid for?
  • the scale of emigration?
  • relations between the Irish and the British authorities?
2 Explain whether you think this source gives a positive or negative view of the empire.

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