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Irish Opinion and the American Revolution, 1760–1783

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  • Date Published: July 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521037303

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  • This ground-breaking study traces the impact of the American Revolution on political consciousness in Ireland, from the beginning of colonial unrest in 1760 until the end of hostilities in 1783. Vincent Morley investigates popular opinion among Catholics, Anglicans and Presbyterians in the period, using a dazzling array of sources, including Irish-language documents unknown to other scholars and previously unpublished. The book 's detailed narrative, nuanced analysis and broad focus make a major contribution to the history of Ireland.

    • Uses previously neglected Irish-language sources to shed light on the period
    • Examines the impact of the American Revolution on all sectors of Irish society
    • An authoritative account of a key period in Irish history
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "One of the merits of the original study, Irish Opinion and the American Revolution, 1760-1783 by Vincent Morley, is the inclusion of Gaelic manuscripts in its impressive array of sources." Irish Times

    "...Morley's book should be warmly welcomed by all students and scholars of late eighteenth-century Ireland." American Historical Review

    "Richly impressive variety of primary sources....Irish Opinion and the American Revolution represents a useful contribution to Irish and American history..." History

    "Morley draws impressively on an extensive range of contemporary literature.... Recommended." Choice

    "This is a book that is essential to its topic and admirable in its judicious handling of a fascinating subject. It is a model of the new transatlantic history." The Historian

    "...I find Morley's research impressive and his analysis compelling. He has significantly enhanced our ability to understand events of the late eighteenth century in their own context rather than in that of later periods." - Journal of Modern History, David W. Miller, Carnegie Mellon University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521037303
    • length: 380 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.578kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Textual note
    List of abbreviations
    1. Imperial unrest, 1760–75
    2. Colonial rebellion, 1775–8
    3. International war, 1778–81
    4. Britain defeated, 1781–3

  • Author

    Vincent Morley, National University of Ireland, Galway
    Vincent Morley was previously a researcher with the Royal Irish Academy and has lectured in Irish history at the National University of Ireland.

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