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Land and Revolution: Nationalist Politics in the West of Ireland 1891-1921

Fergus Campbell

Abstract

In the 1890s, most of the inhabitants of the west of Ireland experienced great poverty and hardship, living as they did on farms that were too small to provide them with a reasonable standard of living. By 1921, however, the living conditions of many of them had been transformed by a series of Land Acts that revolutionized the system of land holding in Ireland. This book examines agrarian conflict in Ireland during the neglected period between the death of Parnell (1891) and the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty (1921), and demonstrates that land reform was often introduced in response to popu ... More

Keywords: west of Ireland, Land Acts, land holding, agrarian conflict, Anglo-Irish Treaty, land reform, political activists, class conflicts, nationalist movement, Sinn Féin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199273249
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273249.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fergus Campbell, author
IRCHSS Government of Ireland Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Modern History, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
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