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

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

by Brian Jenkins
     
 

The conduct of the central government was often reactive rather than deliberate. While its lack of a coherent policy was not remarkable, given the period under consideration, the government's failure to develop such a policy was disastrous in dealing with the fundamental issue of Catholic emancipation. The final surrender of Peel and Wellington was bitter and the

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The conduct of the central government was often reactive rather than deliberate. While its lack of a coherent policy was not remarkable, given the period under consideration, the government's failure to develop such a policy was disastrous in dealing with the fundamental issue of Catholic emancipation. The final surrender of Peel and Wellington was bitter and the 1829 Catholic relief act contained insults to Irish Catholics. The nature of the act, coupled with continued Protestant ascendancy and landlordism, and Catholic mass poverty and insecurity, meant that Catholic emancipation was not a prelude to Ireland's assimilation into the United Kingdom but instead, the beginning of the process of modern Irish nationalism.

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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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