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The Tories and Ireland, 1910-1914: Conservative Party Politics and the Home Rule Crisis
     

The Tories and Ireland, 1910-1914: Conservative Party Politics and the Home Rule Crisis

by Jeremy Smith
 
This book marks the first comprehensive study of the British Conservative party during the struggle over Home Rule between 1912 and 1914. A struggle in which the Tories, rather than see Ireland achieve self-governing status along similar lines to Canada, Australia and South Africa, eschewed constitutional precedents, destabilised the British state, encouraged civil

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This book marks the first comprehensive study of the British Conservative party during the struggle over Home Rule between 1912 and 1914. A struggle in which the Tories, rather than see Ireland achieve self-governing status along similar lines to Canada, Australia and South Africa, eschewed constitutional precedents, destabilised the British state, encouraged civil disobedience and fomented Irelandís drift into civil war. The purpose of this work is to explain how and why these extraordinary actions occurred.

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This study of the 1912-1914 struggle over home rule considers the British Conservative party's role in destabilizing the British state and precipitating civil war in Ireland. It considers the motivations underlying such action, as well as the publicly offered justifications. As it does, it presents an alternative picture of the Tory leadership as uncompromising on the question of Ulster exclusion, and manipulating the crises in hopes of winning an electoral victory. Smith teaches modern history at University College, Chester. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780716526964
Publisher:
Irish Academic Press
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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