Ireland, 1828-1923: From Ascendancy to Democracy
By: George Boyce (author)Paperback
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This book traces the history of Ireland from the Catholic Emancipation of 1829 to the establishment of the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland in 1922. The book argues that partition was the only way of limiting civil war in a country where democracy was inextricably linked to sectarianism. The book also examines the role of the British government in effecting this transtition.
Introductory - from Protestant nation to Catholic nation, 1690-1828; reform and romanticism, 1829-1846; the famine, the Fenians, and Gladstone, 1846-1870; the politics of Home Rule, 1870-1893; makers of new Ireland, 1891-1910; nationalism versus unionism, 1911-1918; the division of the spoils, 1919-1923; conclusion - ascendancy and democracy.
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