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Crime, Violence and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Kyle Hughes and Donald MacRaild (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940650
eISBN:
9781786944986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940650.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The study of crime and violence in all its multifarious forms remains one of the most productive areas of enquiry for Irish historians. Considered an inordinately violent and unruly society by many ... 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


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


“We Sell Services; We Do Not Sell People”: Case Study of “Syndicate X” in KL

Christine B. N. Chin

in Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890910
eISBN:
9780199345489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890910.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter Five examines ‘Syndicate X’ (pseudonym), its historical origins, organization structure and operations. This syndicate is one of the largest groups specializing exclusively in non-trafficked ... 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


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