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From Patriots to Unionists: Dublin Civic Politics and Irish Protestant Patriotism, 1660-1840

Jacqueline Hill

Abstract

This is the first full-length study of the Protestant middle-class Patriots of Dublin, who, in the eighteenth century, made up the largest concentration of Protestants in Ireland (c.70,000). Freemen of the guilds alone — who were entitled to a parliamentary vote — were almost as numerous as the entire landed class. The slow and difficult progress of these merchants, master craftsmen, and shopkeepers, from Patriotism in the eighteenth century to a Unionist position in the nineteenth, throws light on all subsequent Irish history, and fills an important gap in the historiography of Unionism.

Keywords: Patriotism, Unionism, Patriots of Dublin, Ireland, Freemen, parliamentary vote, landed class, Protestantism, merchants, master craftsmen

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206354
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206354.001.0001

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Jacqueline Hill, author
St Patrick's College, Maynooth
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