The Era of Emancipation: British Government of Ireland, 1812-1830

The Era of Emancipation: British Government of Ireland, 1812-1830

by Brian Jenkins
     
 


Despite the 1800 Act of Union, Ireland was not an integral part of the United Kingdom. Its viceregal government, the breadth and depth of its poverty, and the extent, persistence, and savagery of peasant violence marked it as distinct. This distinction was emphasized by Ireland's Protestant ascendancy in an overwhelmingly Catholic population. In his examination of… See more details below

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Despite the 1800 Act of Union, Ireland was not an integral part of the United Kingdom. Its viceregal government, the breadth and depth of its poverty, and the extent, persistence, and savagery of peasant violence marked it as distinct. This distinction was emphasized by Ireland's Protestant ascendancy in an overwhelmingly Catholic population. In his examination of British administration in Ireland from 1812 to 1830, Brian Jenkins focuses on the Catholic issue which dominated Britain's Irish agenda during this period. He argues that the British government attempted, within the context of the time, to govern Ireland in a civilized and enlightened way.

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"Jenkins analyses his material with perfect objectivity and his judgements are sound and perceptive. Anyone who wants to understand the nature of Anglo-Irish relations since the Union will find it in this book." Laurence McCaffrie, Department of History, Loyola University, Chicago

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773506596
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1988
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

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