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‘A death-dealing famine’: conciliation and division

Christine Kinealy

in Repeal and Revolution: 1848 in Ireland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065163
eISBN:
9781781702963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065163.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter demonstrates the complexity and porous nature of Irish nationalism and shows that, until 1848, neither revolution nor a violent uprising were the aims of any section of the Repeal ... More


The Aesthetics of Excess: Improvement and Revivalism

Helen O’connell

in Ireland and the Fiction of Improvement

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286461
eISBN:
9780191713361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286461.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

Young Ireland rhetoric dominated Irish cultural institutions from the 1840s through to the Revival period. In the early 1890s, a young William Butler Yeats was embarking on his project to instil ... More


‘Ourselves alone’: Repeal, 1840–45

Christine Kinealy

in Repeal and Revolution: 1848 in Ireland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065163
eISBN:
9781781702963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065163.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter begins with a brief look at Daniel O'Connell, the man who was inextricably linked with the nationalist movement in the early decades of the nineteenth century. It examines the key issues ... More


‘A Nation of Beggars’?: Priests, People, and Politics in Famine Ireland, 1846–1852

Donal A. Kerr

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207375
eISBN:
9780191677649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207375.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is the first full account of the role of the Irish Catholic Church in the Great Famine of 1846 and its aftermath. The author shows how the Famine and the subsequent evictions led to rural ... More


Political Discipline and the Rhetoric of Moderation

Helen O’connell

in Ireland and the Fiction of Improvement

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286461
eISBN:
9780191713361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286461.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

This chapter explores how improvement writers attributed agrarian unrest in rural Ireland to the absenteeism, decadence, and irresponsibility of landlords as well as to the difficulty of civilizing ... More


Culture, politics, and the language question, 1789–1876

Tony Crowley

in Wars of Words: The Politics of Language in Ireland 1537-2004

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273430
eISBN:
9780191706202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273430.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter delineates the different paths taken by political and cultural nationalism in Ireland with regard to the language question from the late 18th century to the beginning of the Gaelic ... More


‘Disunited Irishmen’

Christine Kinealy

in Repeal and Revolution: 1848 in Ireland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065163
eISBN:
9781781702963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065163.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter surveys the multiple dilemmas faced by the supporters of Young Ireland in the early months of 1848, especially in the wake of the French Revolution. The French Revolution had awakened ... More


Conflicts and Resolutions: Protestant Missioners, Archbishop Cullen, and the Synod of Thurles, 1849–1850

DONAL A. KERR

in ‘A Nation of Beggars’?: Priests, People, and Politics in Famine Ireland, 1846–1852

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207375
eISBN:
9780191677649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207375.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

By 1849, after the catastrophic Famine, the Young Ireland rebellion, the renewed Coercion Acts, the botched Encumbered Estates Act, and the collapse of the plan for Catholic endowment, Russell’s ... More


‘Dreams and delusions’: the legacy of 1848

Christine Kinealy

in Repeal and Revolution: 1848 in Ireland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065163
eISBN:
9781781702963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065163.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the considerable legacy of the Nation, Young Ireland and the Irish Confederation. The Fenian Brotherhood, the Home Rule movement, the Land League and the cultural revival of the ... More


Re-Imagining Ireland’s Early Modern Past: The Young Ireland Agenda, Dissident Views, and the Catholic Alternative

Nicholas Canny

in Imagining Ireland's Pasts: Early Modern Ireland through the Centuries

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198808961
eISBN:
9780191846656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808961.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Historians—Protestant and Catholic—associated with the Nation newspaper who were identified as members of Young Ireland constructed a romantic narrative of Ireland’s history in English verse that ... More


Repeal, Rebellion, and American Slavery, 1829–1848

David Brundage

in Irish Nationalists in America: The Politics of Exile, 1798–1998

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780195331776
eISBN:
9780199378166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331776.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the rise and fall of the American wing of the Irish movement to the repeal of the Act of Union. Much attention is given to Daniel O’Connell, the leader of movement in Ireland. ... More


The Nation Reading Rooms

Roisín Higgins

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on the Young Ireland movement in the nineteenth century. The Young Ireland movement sought to politicize the Irish nation. Committed to both cultural and political nationalism, ... More


‘Democracy’ and the Irish People, 1830–48

Laurent Colantonio

in Re-imagining Democracy in the Age of Revolutions: America, France, Britain, Ireland 1750-1850

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669158
eISBN:
9780191757365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669158.003.0012
Subject:
History, Political History, History of Ideas

The mass movements led by Daniel O’Connell were perceived as ‘democratic’ not only within the British Isles but also on the European continent. O’Connell presented himself as a democrat – meaning by ... More


The Nation

James Quinn

in The Edinburgh History of the British and Irish Press, Volume 2: Expansion and Evolution, 1800-1900

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474424882
eISBN:
9781399502177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424882.003.0037
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Nation newspaper was founded in 1842 by a group of Irish nationalists (later known as Young Ireland) to assist the campaign for greater political independence. Allying itself with Daniel ... More


Constitutional Rhetoric as Legal Defence: Irish Lawyers and the Languages of Political Dissent in 1848

Colin W. Reid

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:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940650.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter reminds us of the importance of Irish lawyers in nineteenth- century political and constitutional debates. Utilising the treason-felony and sedition charges that were brought against the ... More


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