The Damnable Question: A History of Anglo-Irish Relations

The Damnable Question: A History of Anglo-Irish Relations

by George Dangerfield
     
 
Ireland holds fiercely to her identity. Starting with the Act of Union in the 1800s, historian George Dangerfield dives into the "Irish Question." Dealing with such events as the Easter Rising and the famine, The Damnable Question explains Ireland's intense patriotism even after so many people immigrated to the United States.

Irish men and women have a

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Ireland holds fiercely to her identity. Starting with the Act of Union in the 1800s, historian George Dangerfield dives into the "Irish Question." Dealing with such events as the Easter Rising and the famine, The Damnable Question explains Ireland's intense patriotism even after so many people immigrated to the United States.

Irish men and women have a tendency to live in their past, to cherish and to nurse it, because it is a past of indignities and oppressions, and has a more visceral and more poignant character to them than the English past has to their English neighbors. . . . Thus the English think that the Irish sense of the past is redundant: in the sense that the Irish are always waking it up in order to sing it to sleep. Here the English are quite wrong, and yet they have very powerful reasons for being quite wrong: and I hope that this study will in some measure reveal these reasons. - George Dangerfield

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760713501
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Pages:
400

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