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Contested Loyalty: Debates over Patriotism in the Civil War North

Robert M. Sandow (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279753
eISBN:
9780823281503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279753.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This collection of ten essays explores the contested meanings of patriotismin the Civil War North. The words “loyalty” and “duty” vibrated across Northern society but what did they mean? How were ... More


The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Gerry Smyth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that modern Irish history encompasses a deep-seated fear of betrayal, and that this fear has been especially prevalent throughout Irish society since the revolutionary period at the ... More


Gunpowder Treason

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0039
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

When the Restoration occurred, and a full cycle of ecclesiastical and statutory festivals was reinstalled, the popularity of ‘Gunpowder Treason Day’ continued unabated. It was still the most widely ... More


The Treason Trials Act of 1696: The Advent of Defense Counsel

John H. Langbein

in The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287239
eISBN:
9780191718137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287239.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

In criminal prosecutions for high treason, the crown was always represented by counsel, but the rule against defense counsel prevented the defendants from having a lawyer. In the decade preceding the ... More


Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Kenneth R. Johnston

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The French Revolution was greeted with enthusiasm by young British writers and intellectuals like William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, following the lead of slightly older ‘public ... More


Usual and Unusual in 1790s Britain

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The French Revolution and English Romanticism are frequent but strange bedfellows. The rise of Romanticism in the 1790s parallels the decline and defeat of the movement for parliamentary reform. The ... More


Before and After Lives: John Thelwall and William Godwin

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

John Thelwall and William Godwin are the two highest-profile examples of ‘usual’ and ‘unusual’ suspects from the 1790s. Their lives clearly reveal the phenomenon of bifurcated biography ... More


Treason and Offences against Public Order

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume VI 1483–1558

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258179
eISBN:
9780191681806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0032
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses criminal law relating to treason and offences against public order in England during the Tudor period. Evidence suggests that in treason trials, judges and lawyers were chiefly ... More


“I Do Not Understand What the Term ‘Loyalty’ Means”: The Debate in Pennsylvania over Compensating Victims of Rebel Raids

Jonathan W. White

in Contested Loyalty: Debates over Patriotism in the Civil War North

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279753
eISBN:
9780823281503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279753.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Jonathan W. White’s essay studies compensation debates in the Pennsylvania State Legislature to illuminate partisan conceptions of treason and loyalty. Pennsylvanians along the southern border were ... More


Plots Discovered: Coleridge, Godwin, and the 1795 Gagging Acts

John Bugg

in Five Long Winters: The Trials of British Romanticism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785105
eISBN:
9780804787307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785105.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the 1795 “Gagging Acts” not merely as pieces of legislation but as cultural phenomena. It traces the representational practices that shape the responses to this legislation ... More


The Trial of Jefferson Davis and the Americanization of Treason Law

Jonathan W. White

in Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251940
eISBN:
9780823253012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251940.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When the Civil War came to a close, federal authorities had to determine what to do with captured Confederate president Jefferson Davis. After weighing the options of a military trial or some other ... More


Damnable Treason or Party Organs?: Democratic Secret Societies in Pennsylvania

Robert M. Sandow

in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

During the Civil War Republicans contended that secret Democratic societies defied the government, undermining the Union war effort. The assertion of Democratic disloyalty lay at the core of ... More


Coda: Enemies

Christopher F. Loar

in Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256914
eISBN:
9780823261437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256914.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This brief chapter outlines some of implications of this period’s thinking about emergency powers, friendship and enmity, treason, and savagery. Examining the politics of friendship and enmity using ... More


How to bring the boys home: Popular opposition to the Korean War

Grace Huxford

in The Korean War in Britain: Citizenship, selfhood and forgetting

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526118950
eISBN:
9781526138958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118950.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the actions of opponents to the Korean War, the consequences for the British state and how British people felt about such forthright critics of the war. This chapter first ... More


Déirdre and the sons of Usnach: a case study in Irish betrayal

Gerry Smyth

in The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The story of Déirdre and the Sons of Usnach (one of the best-known from the medieval Ulster Cycle) is infused with betrayal – in many different forms and degrees – from beginning to end. This famous ... More


The landscape of betrayal: Liam O’Flaherty’s The Informer (1925)

Gerry Smyth

in The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

O’Flaherty's celebrated novel concerns an act of overt political treason: Gypo Nolan, a disaffected member of ‘the party’ (the communists wing of the IRA), informs on a friend and comrade for £20. ... More


A spy in the house of love: Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day (1949)

Gerry Smyth

in The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Elizabeth Bowen is without doubt one of the most brilliant and insightful writers of the twentieth century. In her novels and short fiction, Bowen's focus is invariably ‘the death of the heart’ – ... More


Jesus or Judas?: Francis Stuart’s Black List, Section H (1971)

Gerry Smyth

in The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Francis Stuart remains a controversial figure within Irish literary history. Although ensconced within the Irish literary establishment of the early twentieth century, at the outbreak of World War II ... More


‘Cangled both to treachery’: Eugene McCabe’s Death and Nightingales (1992)

Gerry Smyth

in The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A range of circumstances contrived to position Northern Ireland at the centre of Irish political history in the latter part of the twentieth century; those same circumstances ensured that the issue ... More


‘A family – a whole fucking country – drowning in shame’: Anne Enright’s The Gathering (2007)

Gerry Smyth

in The Judas kiss: Treason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719088537
eISBN:
9781781708835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Anne Enright's novel brings the theme of betrayal in Irish life down to the near present. It is the story of the generation which, heir to a century of rhetoric and propaganda, finally had to face up ... More


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