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A History of the Ulster Unionist Party : Protest, Pragmatism and Pessimism - Graham Walker

A History of the Ulster Unionist Party

Protest, Pragmatism and Pessimism

Paperback Published: 27th February 2012
ISBN: 9780719061097
Number Of Pages: 320

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This is the first substantial history to trace the political development of the Ulster Unionist Party through the years of protest and opposition to Irish Home Rule to the current attempts to bring peace to the Province. It demonstrates why the Party is so central to efforts to reach a political settlement, and explains why it has for so long been the main political voice of the pro-Union electorate in Northern Ireland. An important and scholarly work based on extensive primary source research, it brings to light forgotten historical episodes of contemporary political significance, and provides new angles on old controversies and debates.The book discusses the evolution of the Ulster Unionist Party with reference to competing ideological currents, class and social tensions within the Unionist movement, and the role of leadership figures and maverick personalities.This is a book that maps the party's historical journey from the dramatic days of Carson to the current predicaments of Trimble.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Origins: Irish Home Rule and the political birth of Protestant Ulster, 1885-1905
Confrontations: 'Carry on Carson', 1905-1920
Devolved and dominant: Craig's party, 1920-1940
Union dues, dividends and dilemmas: the impact of war and its legacies, 1940-1958
Challenges: losing control, 1958-1972
Altered states: the Unionist Party and the Northern Ireland conflict, 1972-2002
Conclusion
Appendices
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ISBN: 9780719061097
ISBN-10: 0719061091
Series: Manchester Studies in Modern History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 27th February 2012
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.4