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The Eviction A Scene From Life In
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THE EVICTION A SCENE FROM LIFE IN IRELAND. 1871 American print shows a community of tenant farmers with their belongings being forcibly evicted from their homes. Many Irish landlords, evicted tenants to avoid the responsibility of providing famine relief for their tenants. Sheriffs enforced the evictions, and were backed up by militias (in right background).
December 4th, 2011
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