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Scripture Politics

Mcbride I. R.


This book examines the central role played by Ulster Presbyterians in the birth of Irish republicanism. Drawing on recent trends in British and American historiography, as well as a wide range of Irish primary sources, the author of this book charts the development of Presbyterian politics between the War of American Independence and the rebellion of 1798. He begins by tracing the emergence of a radical sub-culture in the north of Ireland, showing how traditions of religious dissent underpinned oppositional politics. He goes on to explore the impact of American independence in Ulster, and show ... More

Keywords: Ulster Presbyterians, Irish republicanism, religious dissent, Presbyterian politics, United Irish movement, American independence, 1798 rebellion, Volunteers, Ulster

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206422
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206422.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mcbride I. R., author
University of Warsaw