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Introduction: Defining and Refining Ribbonism

Kyle Hughes and Donald M. MacRaild

in Ribbon Societies in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and its Diaspora: The Persistence of Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941350
eISBN:
9781789629286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941350.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The introduction provides an overview of the phenomenon that was Ribbonism, teasing out its roots in the 1798 Rising and charting its progress from clandestine Catholic self-defence association to ... More


Ribbon Societies in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and its Diaspora: The Persistence of Tradition

Kyle Hughes and Donald MacRaild

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941350
eISBN:
9781789629286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941350.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The book is the first full-length study of Irish Ribbonism. It traces its development from its origins in the Defender movement of the 1790s to the latter part of the century when the remnants of the ... More


Whiteboys and Ribbonmen: What’s in a Name?

Michael Huggins

in Crime, Violence and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940650
eISBN:
9781786944986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940650.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This reappraisal of the language and literature of Irish 'secret societies' questions the veracity of the blanket use of that term by contemporaries and modern historians. Ribbon societies are ... More


‘Night Marauders’ and ‘Deluded Wretches’: Public Discourses on Ribbonism in Pre-Famine Ireland

Jess Lumsden Fisher

in Crime, Violence and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940650
eISBN:
9781786944986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940650.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Ribbonism, challenging notions of the Ribbon ‘bogeyman’ through the persons of real Ribbonmen such as Richard Jones, the Dublin leader who was tried in 1840 and later ... More


Faith and Fatherland: Ethno-Sectarian Collective Mutuality

in Irish, Catholic and Scouse: The History of the Liverpool-Irish, 1800-1940

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311079
eISBN:
9781846313363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313363.006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is concerned with the network of ethnic and sectarian friendly societies. It concentrates on three episodes in the development of Liverpool-Irish mutuality: the Ribbonite networks of the ... More


Questions of Justice in the Early Irish Novels

John McCourt

in Writing the Frontier: Anthony Trollope between Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198729600
eISBN:
9780191796456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729600.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The chapter is divided into two sections. The first offers an in-depth reading of Trollope’s first novel which was written as a reaction to Ribbon violence in Ireland. It contextualizes this work in ... More


Out of Defenderism: Ribbonism in the Early Nineteenth Century

Kyle Hughes and Donald M. MacRaild

in Ribbon Societies in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and its Diaspora: The Persistence of Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941350
eISBN:
9781789629286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941350.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter assesses the earliest history of Ribbonism within the context of its origins in the aftermath of the 1798 Rising. The chapter shows that the spread of new forms of political protest from ... More


Ribbonism, O’Connellism, and Catholicism in the 1820s and 1830s

Kyle Hughes and Donald M. MacRaild

in Ribbon Societies in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and its Diaspora: The Persistence of Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941350
eISBN:
9781789629286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941350.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the development of Ribbonism in those two turbulent decades, and considers key aspects of social, religious, and political turmoil that provided a fitting setting for the ... More


From Ribbonism to Hibernianism in the Post-Famine Diaspora

Kyle Hughes and Donald M. MacRaild

in Ribbon Societies in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and its Diaspora: The Persistence of Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941350
eISBN:
9781789629286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941350.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The chapter explores the Ribbon-style charitable associations across the Atlantic, which the exiled Confederate leaders from Ireland sought to co-opt into nationalist cause. Discussion then moves on ... More


Ribbonmen, Fenians, and Hibernians: Clashes and Convergences from the 1870s

Kyle Hughes and Donald M. MacRaild

in Ribbon Societies in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and its Diaspora: The Persistence of Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941350
eISBN:
9781789629286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941350.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter consider Ribbonism within the context of developing and competing Irish nationalisms in Ireland and in Britain from the early 1870s. In particular it explores two key themes that offer ... More


Conclusion: Ribbonism, ‘An Accretion of Mythical Subject-Matter’

Kyle Hughes and Donald M. MacRaild

in Ribbon Societies in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and its Diaspora: The Persistence of Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941350
eISBN:
9781789629286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941350.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The conclusion assesses the legacy of Ribbonism’s journey from clandestine secret society to muscular public arm of the Irish Parliamentary Party in the north, as well as assessing its global ... More


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