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

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Hardback 464 Pages / Published: 10/07/1997
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Eighteenth-century Dublin contained the largest concentration of Protestants (c.70,000) in Ireland. Freemen of the guilds alone - who were entitled to a parliamentary vote - were almost as numerous as the entire landed class. These merchants, master craftsmen, and shopkeepers, most of them members of the established church, became firm supporters of the Patriot movement that culminated in the winning of legislative independence in 1782. Dr Jacqueline Hill draws on an extensive range of pamphlet and other sources, in order to examine the freemen's contribution to Irish Patriotism. She considers their challenge to oligarchy, their attitudes to Britain, and, crucially, their attitudes to Catholics. Offering the first detailed analysis of the ideological nature of Irish Patriotism in its wider British, American, and European context, Dr Hill also provides a fresh perspective on the transformation of eighteenth-century Patriots into nineteenth-century Unionists.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198206354
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 840 g
Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 30 mm


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From Patriots to Unionists is a challenging and rewarding book, providing a convincing ideological architecture in which future studies of Dublin politics and Protestant patriotism can be set. * The Irish Times *
The book's most shing quality is an excellent bibliography of satirical writings of the period. Some books are worth waiting for, and this is one of them. - D George Boyce. British Journal for 18th C Studies. Vol 21 1998
a welcome and important contribution. The story Dr Hill tells is coherent and compelling ... Dr Hill's study is solidly based on the municipal records, combined with a wide range of supplementary sources. Her diligence, and the ingenuity with which she has squeezed the maximum returns from voters' lists, rolls of freemen and similar sources, are consistently impressive ... we may thank Dr Hill for adding so much to our understanding of the issues, and for introducing to the literature concepts and issues that will be central to discussion for the foreseeable future. * S.J. Connolly, Queen's University Belfast, Eighteenth-Century Ireland, Vol 13, 1998 *
This book makes a valuable contribution to eighteenth and nineteeth-century Irish historiography. This is a richly detailed, meticulously researched, immaculately produced monograph. The narrative and social and economic contextualizations are surefooted. The emphasis on corporatist values and confessional ethos is both fresh and suggestive. * Jim Smyth, Albion *

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