An example of paraphrasing

The Irish Famine paraphrased

Source:  Interpreting The Irish Famine, 1846-1850

In 1846 there was food shortages across Europe as many harvests failed. Ireland was no exception and over a million lives were lost. Workhouses overflowed and disease was rife. As desperation set in many resorted to eating food that had decayed, this resulted in whole villages dying of cholera and typhus. Relief was sent from Britain but it was seen as too little, too late and such was the desperation of the local priests, they tried to save money and provide for people by not buying coffins. This added further suffering to the local populace for it often meant loved ones were not buried. Because of the famine many could not pay the rent and were turned from their homes. Many of the landlords were British and in an attempt to rid them selves of the problem, paid the passage to America for many of their tenants. This could be considered as generosity however, it often proved a death sentence as the ships were frequently as disease ridden as Ireland itself. (Interpreting The Irish Famine, 1846-1850)

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