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Ideology and the Irish Question: Ulster Unionism and Irish Nationalism 1912–1916

Paul Bew

Abstract

Going right to the heart of the Irish Question, this book offers a new interpretation of Irish politics in the critical 1912–1916 period. The author re-examines the issues at stake in the home rule crisis of 1912–14, arguing that the then leader of constitutional nationalism, John Redmond, possessed a plausible political strategy. Redmond's reputation has suffered from the critiques of those who argue either that he failed to conciliate Unionists, or that he lacked the requisite fighting spirit of militant nationalism. This book contains much that is a sympathetic reconstruction of Redmond's v ... More

Keywords: Irish Question, Ulster Unionism, Irish Nationalism, John Redmond, land, economy, religion, language, national identity, Easter Rising

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207085
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207085.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Bew, author
Queen's University, Belfast