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Revolution, Counter-Revolution and Union : Ireland in the 1790s - Jim Smyth

Revolution, Counter-Revolution and Union

Ireland in the 1790s

By: Jim Smyth (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2001
ISBN: 9780521661096
Number Of Pages: 258

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The study of Ireland in the explosive decade of the 1790s has probably been the fastest-growing area in Irish history writing in the 1990s. The focus has been on the radical and revolutionary United Irish movement, popular politics, and the lower-class secret society, the Defenders. This volume of essays explores United Irish propaganda and organisation, and looks at the forces of revolution before and during the 1798 rebellion. It also begins to redress imbalances in the historiography of the period by turning to the face of counter-revolution - examining the crisis in law and order, the role of the magistrates, the strength and weaknesses of the state, and the scope and character of the repression following the rebellion. Other essays consider the short-term and longer-term consequences of these momentous events, including their impact upon the churches, the Act of Union, and the politics of early nineteenth-century America.

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'This is a book to be highly recommended to students new to the field and also one which has much to say that will be of interest to those already familiar with it.' History '... this collection deserves to be recognised as one of the scholarly contributions to the subject.' Irish Historical Studies 'These essays ... bring new aspects to light, do not denigrate the protagonists and will stimulate further study.' NW Labour History Journal

Introduction
The 1798 rebellion in its eighteenth-century contexts
The politics of crisis and rebellion, 1792-1798
The magistracy and counter-revolution in Ulster, 1795-1798
The shift in United Irish leadership from Belfast to Dublin, 1796-1798
The Belfast laugh: the context and significance of United Irish satires
Class, religion and rebellion: Wexford in 1798
Endgame: the treatment of defeated rebels and 'suffering loyalists' after the 1798 rebellion
Marquess Cornwallis and the fate of Irish rebel prisoners in the aftermath of the 1798 rebellion
The act of union and 'public opinion'
Radicals and reactionaries: portraits of the late 1790s in Ireland
Irish Christianity and revolution
Republicanism and radical memory: the
and the United Irishmen Luke Gibbons
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ISBN: 9780521661096
ISBN-10: 0521661099
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 1st April 2001
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.54

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