Irish Peasants: Violence and Political Unrest 1780-1914

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"The strength of this volume cannot be conveyed by an itemisation of its contents; for what it provides is an incisive commentary on the newly-recognised landmarks of Irish agrarian history in the modern period. . . . The importance, even indispensability, of this achievement is compounded by exemplary editing."—Roy Foster, London Times Literary Supplement

"As a whole, the volume demonstrates the wealth, complexity, and sophistication of Irish rural studies. The book is essential reading for anyone involved in ...

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Overview

"The strength of this volume cannot be conveyed by an itemisation of its contents; for what it provides is an incisive commentary on the newly-recognised landmarks of Irish agrarian history in the modern period. . . . The importance, even indispensability, of this achievement is compounded by exemplary editing."—Roy Foster, London Times Literary Supplement

"As a whole, the volume demonstrates the wealth, complexity, and sophistication of Irish rural studies. The book is essential reading for anyone involved in modern Irish history. It will also serve as an excellent introduction to this rich field for scholars of other peasant communities and all interested in problems of economic and political developments."—American Historical Review

"A milestone in the evolution of Irish social history. There is a remarkable consistency of style and standard in the essays. . . . This is truly history from the grassroots."—Timothy P. O'Neill, Studia Hibernica

 

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"No student of modern Ireland can afford to be without a copy."—K. Theodore Hoppen, Irish Historical Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299093747
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Samuel Clark is professor of sociology at the University of Western Ontario and the author of several books including State and Status: The Rise of the State and Aristocratic Power in Western Europe. James S. Donnelly, Jr., is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and author most recently of The Great Irish Potato Famine. He serves as coeditor of the journal Éire-Ireland and of the University of Wisconsin Press series, History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora.

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Table of Contents

Editors and Contributors
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
General Introduction 3
1 Taxation and Disaffection in Late Eighteenth-Century Ireland 37
2 Caravats and Shanavests: Whiteboyism and Faction Fighting in East Munster, 1802-11 64
3 Pastorini and Captain Rock: Millenarianism and Sectarianism in the Rockite Movement of 1821-4 102
4 The Armagh Troubles, 1784-95 155
5 The Agrarian Opposition in Ulster Politics, 1848-87 192
6 The Land Question and Elections in Ulster, 1868-86 230
7 Land League Power: The Tralee Poor-Law Election of 1881 285
8 A Marginal Figure: The Irish Rural Laborer 311
9 Farmers, Traders, and Agricultural Politics in Pre-Independence Ireland 339
10 The Cleavage between Graziers and Peasants in the Land Struggle, 1890-1910 374
The Unreaped Harvest 419
Index 435
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