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Irish Nationalists in AmericaThe Politics of Exile, 1798–1998$
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David Brundage

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780195331776

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331776.001.0001

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Repeal, Rebellion, and American Slavery, 1829–1848

Repeal, Rebellion, and American Slavery, 1829–1848

(p.54) 3 Repeal, Rebellion, and American Slavery, 1829–1848
Irish Nationalists in America

David Brundage

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the rise and fall of the American wing of the Irish movement to the repeal of the Act of Union. Much attention is given to Daniel O’Connell, the leader of movement in Ireland. After surveying the rise of the movement in Ireland the chapter turns to the United States, where a network of repeal organizations grew up during the 1840s. The way that O’Connell’s abolitionism affected the US movement is discussed, as is the collapse of the movement in 1845. The chapter ends with the 1848 rebellion in Ireland, led by the offshoot of a group called Young Ireland, and the support that the rebellion attracted in America.

Keywords:   Daniel O’Connell, Young Ireland, 1848 Irish rebellion, slavery, abolitionism, repeal movement

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