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View Resource Famine in Sudan

This week's In the News covers the famine in Sudan. The seven resources discussed offer news, analysis, and commentary. The largest country in Africa, Sudan has been wracked by civil strife and violence since becoming an independent republic in 1956. Years of civil war have devastated the Sudanese economy and society, killing over 1.2 million since 1983 alone. Despite this tortured history, Sudan...
View Resource Views of the Famine

Steve Taylor (formerly of the Faculty Information Technology Center at Emory University) has posted an excellent collection of contemporary British newspaper articles and illustrations relating to the Great Irish Famine. The site features several contemporary newspapers, including the Illustrated London News, the Pictorial Times, and Punch, which demonstrate the range of opinions on the famine and...