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HIST 060: The East India Company (SC)

History 060: The East India Company, 1600-1857 (Azfar) Fall 2016

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The control of food determines how a person views his or her government (Standage).

There are few examples of historians who study a family before and after they immigrate to America (Anbinder).

"Half the expense of the diet went on grain, 35 per cent on animal products, and the rest on potatoes" (Clarkson 63).

"There would seem therefore to be no doubt that the type of potato plant which reached Western Europe at the end of the sixteenth century must have been much like the types we now know were common in England prior to the latter half of the seventeenth century" (Salaman 618-619).

"Blithely unaware of the numerous obstacles that the settlers would confront, administrators drew up plans for the establishment of the colonies" (Reader 70).

History has multiple perspectives, and therefore multiple truths (Cayton).

"From the outset, Whately's Irish commission seemed doomed to failure" (Nally 718).


Anbinder, Tyler. “From Famine to Five Points: Lord Lansdowne’s Irish Tenants Encounter North America’s Most Notorious Slum.” The American Historical Review 107.2 (2002): 351–387. Print.

Cayton, Andrew R. L. “Insufficient Woe: Sense and Sensibility in Writing Nineteenth-Century History.” Reviews in American History 31.3 (2003): 331–341. Print.

Clarkson, Leslie A. Feast and Famine : Food and Nutrition in Ireland, 1500-1920. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Print.

Nally, David. “‘That Coming Storm’: The Irish Poor Law, Colonial Biopolitics, and the Great Famine.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 98.3 (2008): 714–741. Web. 22 June 2012.

Reader, John. Potato : a History of the Propitious Esculent. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009. Print.

Salaman, Redcliffe N. The History and Social Influence of the Potato. Cambridge: University Press, 1970. Print.

Standage, Tom. An Edible History of Humanity. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Walker & Co., 2009. Print.