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Title Defenders of the Union : a survey of British and Irish unionism since 1801 / edited by D. George Boyce and Alan O'Day
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 337 pages)
Contents The Union: introduction / D. George Boyce and Alan O'Day -- Purposes, establishment and definition of the Union -- Weary patriots: Ireland and the making of unionism / D. George Boyce -- The Chief Secretary / Brian Jenkins -- Isaac Butt, Irish nationality and the conditional defence of the Union, 1833-70 / Joseph Spence -- Defending the Union: Parliamentary opinions, 1869 and 1886 / Alan O'Day --Modification of the Union -- Irish unionism, 1870-1922 / Alvin Jackson -- Defenders of the Union:Sir Horace Plunkett / Carla King -- 'God will defend the right': the Protestant Churches and opposition to home rule / Alan Megahey -- The problems of unionist literature: theories and practice, 1890s-1960s / Andrew Gailey -- Scientists against home rule / Greta Jones -- After-effects and entrenchment of the Union -- A Protestant state: unionists in government, 1921-39 / Patrick Buckland -- The destructiveness of constructive unionism: theories and practice, 1890-1960s / Andrew Gailey -- Loyalists since 1972 / Gordon Gillespie -- Bigots in bowler hats? The presentation and reception of the loyalist case in Great Britain / Alan Parkinson -- Unionism, Conservatism in the Anglo-Irish Agreement / Arthur Aughey -- The Union: a concept in terminal decay? / Paul Bew -- Appendix: The Act of Union
Summary This book provides a comprehensive look at the way the Union has affected Anglo-Irish and Catholic - Protestant relations and also considers its social, cultural and economic effects on Irish and British life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Unionism (Irish politics) -- History -- 19th century
Unionism (Irish politics) -- History -- 20th century
International relations.
Politics and government
Unionism (Irish politics)
Great Britain -- Relations -- Ireland
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Ireland -- Relations -- Great Britain
Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Boyce, David George, 1942-
O'Day, Alan.
ISBN 0203183266