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1775 and 1800 DNA Origins "Story"

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1775 and 1800 DNA Origins "Story"

Posted: 1547439776000
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I am troubled by the 1775 and 1800 summaries for Munster in DNA Origins. I'm not sure if others feel the same way or if I'm just being overly sensitive.

The summary refers multiple times to the people of the area as "Outlaws". I believe this misrepresents the Irish people. Fighting back against hundreds of years of oppression by the English, is a much different thing than being an outlaw. No right to vote, no right to have representatives in the government, land taken, religious freedom restricted. The summary for 1825 "Poverty Amidst Plenty" notes that the local people were left to starve as food was sent back to England. As the indigenous people of the area, I would refer to them as revolutionaries or even use the term rebels (as is done in the summary), but the term Outlaw has a negative connotation that I don't believe applies.

Thoughts?

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