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Ulster Unionism since 1921

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the evolution of unionism in Northern Ireland since it unexpectedly and paradoxically found itself under Home Rule, which its leading politicians had raised a private army to ... More


Ulster Unionism—A Colonial Culture?

Stephen Howe

in Ireland and Empire: Colonial Legacies in Irish History and Culture

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249909
eISBN:
9780191697845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249909.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Ulster Unionism and the validity of claims that it is a settler colonial ideology. Many critics have noted the virtual silence of Irish nationalist intellectuals about the ... More


Religion and Ethnicity in Ulster Unionism

Steve Bruce

in Conservative Protestant Politics

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293927
eISBN:
9780191685019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293927.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter starts by examining the political career of the Revd. Ian R. K. Paisley to show the role of religion in Ulster Unionist politics. The chapter discusses the rise of Paisley from being a ... More


Catholic Belfast and Nationalist Ireland in the Era of Joe Devlin, 1871-1934

A.C. Hepburn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199298846
eISBN:
9780191711466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298846.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Irish revolution of 1916-23 is generally regarded as a success. It was a disastrous failure, however, for the Catholic and nationalist minority in what became Northern Ireland. It resulted in ... More


Ideology and the Irish Question: Ulster Unionism and Irish Nationalism 1912–1916

Paul Bew

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207085
eISBN:
9780191677489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207085.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Going right to the heart of the Irish Question, this book offers a new interpretation of Irish politics in the critical 1912–1916 period. The author re-examines the issues at stake in the home rule ... More


‘Melancholy Sanctity’ in the South, ‘Perfect Democracy in the North’: Ireland 1923–1966

Paul Bew

in Ireland: The Politics of Enmity 1789-2006

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199561261
eISBN:
9780191701832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561261.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The new Irish ministers were obsessed with issues of financial credibility, eager to demonstrate the seriousness of Irish national purpose by avoiding bankruptcy or extensive debt. They were ... More


Crying Aloud for Vengeance and the Power of a Colonial Caste: Toward Union’s End, 1858–1914

Brendan O’Leary

in A Treatise on Northern Ireland, Volume I: Colonialism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199243341
eISBN:
9780191863462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199243341.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the latter half of the Union, participation crises occurred across the institutional spectrum, with many Irish men and women choosing exit rather than voice or loyalty. That, however, produced a ... More


Sunningdale and the limits of ‘rejectionist’ Unionism

Stuart Aveyard and Shaun McDaid

in Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council Strike and the Struggle for Democracy in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099519
eISBN:
9781526124128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099519.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter analyses the impact of the Sunningdale Agreement and its aftermath on unionist politics in Northern Ireland. It will begin by placing divisions within the unionist bloc, many of which ... More


‘The blind side of the heart’: Protestants, politics, and patriarchy in the novels of F. E. Crichton

Naomi Doak

in Irish women's writing, 1878-1922: Advancing the cause of liberty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097584
eISBN:
9781526115225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097584.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the life and literature of Mrs. F. E. Crichton of Belfast. Through close readings of her novella ThePrecepts of Andy Saul (1908) and her novel The Blind Side of the Heart ... More


John Hewitt, Sam Thompson, and a Lost Labour Culture

Connal Parr

in Inventing the Myth: Political Passions and the Ulster Protestant Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198791591
eISBN:
9780191833953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791591.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Drama

This chapter demonstrates the importance of the Labour movement on two Belfast-born Protestant writers and how this inculcated a socialist conviction quite separate, and antagonistic, to Ulster ... More


Introduction

Christopher Norton

in The politics of constitutional nationalism in Northern Ireland, 1932-1970: Between grievance and reconciliation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719059032
eISBN:
9781781706763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719059032.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The introduction charts the divergent aspirations of Irish nationalism and Ulster unionism from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century and details the emergence of the partition ... More


The oratory of Enoch Powell

Philip Norton

in Conservative Orators from Baldwin to Cameron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097249
eISBN:
9781781708361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097249.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Although he never held high office, Enoch Powell was without a doubt one of Britain’s most commanding and memorable orators, who would exert considerable influence on national political debate ... More


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