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Revolution, Counter-Revolution and Union

Revolution, Counter-Revolution and Union
Ireland in the 1790s

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Jim Smith, Louis Cullen, Nancy J. Curtin, Tommy Graham, Mary Helen Thuente, Daniel Gahan, Thomas Bartlett, Michael Durey, Fintan Cullen, David W. Miller, Luke Gibbons
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  • Date Published: February 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521661096

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  • This volume of essays explores United Irish propaganda and organization, and looks at the forces of revolution before and during the 1798 rebellion. Its scope ranges from high to low politics, and it covers subjects from literary propaganda to art history and the history of religion. It also differs from earlier "bicentenary" volumes by shedding new light on "counter-revolution," repression, and the state, and by shifting the chronological center of gravity away from 1798 toward the immediate aftermath and the longer-term consequences.

    • Covers a lively area of historical enquiry, with relevance for both European and Atlantic contexts by discussing the 'Age of Revolution'
    • Offers a series of fresh and original perspectives on the state and the aftermath of the 1798 rebellion
    • Includes the work of many of the most outstanding scholars working on eighteenth-century Ireland, principally from Ireland and the United States
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    "Like any good collection, this book raises many questions, and points the way to further research..." American Historical Review

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    • Date Published: February 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521661096
    • length: 258 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The 1798 rebellion in its eighteenth-century contexts Jim Smith
    2. The politics of crisis and rebellion, 1792–8 Louis Cullen
    3. The magistracy and counter-revolution in Ulster, 1795–8 Nancy J. Curtin
    4. The shift in United Irish leadership from Belfast to Dublin, 1796–8 Tommy Graham
    5. The Belfast laugh: the context and significance of United Irish satires Mary Helen Thuente
    6. Class, religion and rebellion: Wexford in 1798 Daniel Gahan
    7. Endgame: the treatment of defeated rebels and 'suffering loyalists' after the 1798 rebellion Thomas Bartlett
    8. Marquess Cornwallis and the fate of Irish rebel prisoners in the aftermath of the 1798 rebellion Michael Durey
    9. The act of union and 'public opinion' Jim Smyth
    10. Radicals and reactionaries: portraits of the late 1790s in Ireland Fintan Cullen
    11. Irish Christianity and revolution David W. Miller
    12. Republicanism and radical memory: the O'Connors, O'Carolan and the United Irishmen Luke Gibbons.

  • Editor

    Jim Smyth, University of Notre Dame, Indiana


    Jim Smith, Louis Cullen, Nancy J. Curtin, Tommy Graham, Mary Helen Thuente, Daniel Gahan, Thomas Bartlett, Michael Durey, Fintan Cullen, David W. Miller, Luke Gibbons

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