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Protestant Nationalists in Ireland, 1900–1923

Protestant Nationalists in Ireland, 1900–1923


  • Publication planned for: September 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108473866

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  • From the turn of the twentieth century until the end of the Irish Civil War, Protestant nationalists forged a distinct counterculture within an increasingly Catholic nationalist movement. Drawing on a wide range of primary and secondary sources, Conor Morrissey charts the development of nationalism within Protestantism, and describes the ultimate failure of this tradition. The book traces the re-emergence of Protestant nationalist activism in the literary and language movements of the 1890s, before reconstructing their distinctive forms of organisation in the following decades. Morrissey shows how Protestants, mindful of their minority status, formed interlinked networks of activists, and developed a vibrant associational culture. He describes how the increasingly Catholic nature of nationalism - particularly following the Easter Rising - prompted Protestants to adopt a variety of strategies to ensure their voices were still heard. Ultimately, this ambitious and wide-ranging book explores the relationship between religious denomination and political allegiance, casting fresh light on an often-misunderstood period.

    • Includes new and surprising insights into the relationship between religion and national identity in Ireland
    • Emphasises the important role played by Protestant women in Irish nationalism during this period
    • The first analysis of Protestant nationalist activism to uncover the role of Protestant servicemen in the National Army
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: September 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108473866
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    Note on the text
    Irish-language terms used
    List of abbreviations
    1. Radicals, 1900–1910
    2. Dissidents, 1900–1910
    3. Converts, c.1910–1916
    4. Militants, 1912–1916
    5. Rebels, 1916–1917
    6. Outsiders, 1918–1921
    7. Revolutionaries, 1919–1923
    8. Free staters, 1922–1923

  • Author

    Conor Morrissey, University of Oxford
    Conor Morrissey is Lecturer in Irish/British History at King's College London. He previously held appointments at the National Museum of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, and Hertford College, University of Oxford.

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