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The Irish Establishment 1879-1914

Fergus Campbell


The Irish establishment examines who the most powerful men and women were in Ireland between the Land War (1879–81) and the beginning of the Great War, and considers how and why the composition of the Irish establishment changed during this period. Although enormous shifts in economic and political power were taking place at the middle levels of Irish society, this book demonstrates that the Irish establishment remained remarkably static and unchanged. The Irish landlord class and the Irish Protestant middle class (especially businessmen and professionals) retained critical positi ... More

Keywords: Ireland, elites, establishment, nationalism, revolution, colonization, land, business, policing, business

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199233229
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233229.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fergus Campbell, author
Lecturer in Modern British and Irish History, Newcastle University
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