Land and Popular Politics in Ireland: County Mayo from the Plantation to the Land War

Land and Popular Politics in Ireland: County Mayo from the Plantation to the Land War

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by Donald E. Jordan Jr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521466830

ISBN-13: 9780521466837

Pub. Date: 04/14/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book analyses County Mayo in Ireland from the Elizabethan pacification of the county to the first stage of the Land War in the late nineteenth century. During those three centuries the county was transformed from being a remote, isolated, impoverished and hostile region of the country to being at the centre of Irish politics and integrated into an agrarian

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This book analyses County Mayo in Ireland from the Elizabethan pacification of the county to the first stage of the Land War in the late nineteenth century. During those three centuries the county was transformed from being a remote, isolated, impoverished and hostile region of the country to being at the centre of Irish politics and integrated into an agrarian capitalist economy. The book is divided into two sections. The first contains an analysis of the county prior to the Great Famine, and provides the foundation for a core/periphery analysis of Mayo's economic development and its impact upon popular politics in the county. The second, employing a core/periphery analysis of the post-Famine economic and political transformation of the county, demonstrates that the structural changes that gave rise to the Land War occurred more rapidly in central Mayo than along its western coastline or eastern boundaries. This uneven development helps account for both the initial strength and rapid disintegration of the land movement in the county.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521466837
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/14/1994
Series:
Past and Present Publications Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. County Mayo Prior to the Famine: 1. The natural and historical setting; 2. The economy and society of County Mayo, 1691–1846; 3. Pre-Famine popular politics and rural protest; Part II. The Post-Famine Transformation of Mayo: 4. Economy and society, 1846–1877; 5. Post-Famine politics prior to the Land War; Part III. The Land War in Mayo: 6. The West's awake!: the early months of the Land War in Mayo; 7. The centralisation of the agitation, June 1879–April 1880; 8. Tensions within the Land League in Mayo, 1880; 9. The collapse of the land agitation, 1880–1881; Appendices; Bibliography.

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Land and Popular Politics in Ireland: County Mayo from the Plantation to the Land War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding book for those with roots in County Mayo. Jordan does excellent job of helping one comprehend how and why one's ancestors got there, how they survived, and why many departed. See Fr Sean Noone's "Where the Sun Sets" for another work that focuses on Ballycroy, Belmullet, Kilcommon & Kiltane County Mayo