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Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland
Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland
by Frances Finnegan
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Frances Finnegan traces the development of Ireland's Magdalen Asylums--homes that were founded in the mid-nineteenth century for the detention of prostitutes undergoing reform. The inmates of these asylums were discouraged-and many forcibly prevented... (read more)

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A University in Troubled Times
A University in Troubled Times
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Queens, Belfast, grew out of the Queens University in Ireland founded in 1845. It became independent in 1908-9 and until 1965 it was the only university in Northern Ireland. Queens occupies a special place in Ulster society; being looked upon by many... (read more)

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Killing for Ireland: The IRA and Armed Struggle
Killing for Ireland: The IRA and Armed Struggle
by Rogelio Alonso
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Killing for Ireland presents an unparalleled investigation of the motives and opinions of Irish republican activists. Based on over seventy interviews conducted with former and existing members of the IRA, the author also provides a rigorous evaluation... (read more)

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New Anatomy of Ireland: The Irish Protestants, 1649-1770
New Anatomy of Ireland: The Irish Protestants, 1649-1770
by Toby Barnard
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What was life like for Irish Protestants between the mid-seventeenth and the late-eighteenth centuries? How did experiences differ for peers, squires, and gentlemen, for soldiers and shopkeepers, for women and servants? Toby Barnard scrutinizes social... (read more)

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Arthur O'Connor: The Most Important Irish Revolutionary You May Never Have Heard of
Arthur O'Connor: The Most Important Irish Revolutionary You May Never Have Heard of
by Clifford D. Conner
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ARTHUR O'CONNOR was an Irish revolutionary whose historical importance has been vastly underappreciated. He was the most important leader of the United Irishmen, the powerful conspiracy that culminated in the Rebellion of 1798. Although that uprising... (read more)

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The Great Shame
The Great Shame
by Thomas Keneally
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Detailed look at the three main reasons the Irish population halved in the nineteenth century; the famine, the diaspora, and the transportation of political activists to Australia. "An important book for anyone interested in the forces of idealism and... (read more)

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Freemasonry in Ulster, 1733-1813: A Social and Political History of the Masonic Brotherhood in the North of Ireland
Freemasonry in Ulster, 1733-1813: A Social and Political History of the Masonic Brotherhood in the North of Ireland
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This book explores the role of freemasonry in the Volunteer movement of the 1780s and in the struggles over Catholic emancipation, parliamentary reform, revolution and counter-revolution in the 1790s. Based on original research, the book addresses many... (read more)

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Eternal Paddy : Irish Identity and British Press, 1798-1882 (04 Edition)
Eternal Paddy : Irish Identity and British Press, 1798-1882 (04 Edition)
by Michael De Nie
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In "The Eternal Paddy, Michael de Nie examines anti-Irish prejudice, Anglo-Irish relations, and the construction of Irish and British identities in nineteenth-century Britain. This book provides a new, more inclusive approach to the study of Irish... (read more)

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Ireland in Transition, 1867-1921
Ireland in Transition, 1867-1921
by David George (edt) Boyce
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This wide-ranging collection brings together multiple perspectives on a key period in Irish history, from the Fenian Rising on 1867 to the creation of the Irish Free State, with a focus on the formation of Irish identity. The chapters, written by a wide... (read more)

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The Opening of University Education to Women in Ireland
The Opening of University Education to Women in Ireland
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This book examines the opening of university education to women in Ireland, locating the discussion within the wider social, political and cultural context of nineteenth century Irish society and within international developments in the reform of higher... (read more)

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Lordship in Medieval Ireland: Image and Reality
Lordship in Medieval Ireland: Image and Reality
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In this volume of the Study of Irish Historic Settlement series, scholars from the perspectives of archaeology, art history, and history offer insights into the development and consolidation of lordship in medieval Ireland as well as its demise by the... (read more)

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Irish Republicanism in Scotland, 1858-1916: Fenians in Exile
Irish Republicanism in Scotland, 1858-1916: Fenians in Exile
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The first historical narrative of Irish nationalism in Scotland, dealing with the exiled Irish nationalist movement in Scotland as a whole and not just focussing on the physical-force tradition within that movement. The book begins with a discussion of... (read more)

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Patrick Pearse: The Triumph of Failure
Patrick Pearse: The Triumph of Failure
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There has always been argument about whether Pearse's leadership of the Easter Rising in 1916 represented a failure or a triumph. Pearse, who found himself on Easter Monday proclaimed President of the Provisional Government and Commander-in-Chief of the... (read more)

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The People of Ireland, 1600-1699: Part One
The People of Ireland, 1600-1699: Part One
by Kit Dobson
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This work draws on primary sources, such as published government records, together with references found in Irish, English, Scottish, and Dutch archives. The single most important source used in this work are the many volumes of the published Calendar of... (read more)

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Staging Ireland: Representations in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama (Ireland, Literature and History)
Staging Ireland: Representations in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama (Ireland, Literature and History)
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This book is a comprehensive study of the representation of Ireland in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Through a detailed analysis of a range of canonical and less familiar plays, such as The Misfortunes of Arthur, Captain Thomas... (read more)

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Rituals and Riots (09 Edition)
Rituals and Riots (09 Edition)
by Farrell Sean
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Winner of the Donald Murphy Prize given by the American Conference for Irish Studies Sectarian violence is one of the defining characteristics of the modern Ulster experience. Riots between Catholic and Protestant crowds occurred with depressing... (read more)

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The Rise and Fall of the Irish Pub
The Rise and Fall of the Irish Pub
by Robert E. Connolly
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The Irish Pub is a time-honored tradition whose origins are obscured in the mists of ancient times. For centuries this tradition saw very little change as generation after generation of Irishmen attended the local pub to escape from the trials and... (read more)

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Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland
Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland
by Malachy Mccourt
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New York Times best-selling author Malachy McCourt offers an authoritative and engrossing one-volume chronicle of Ireland from pre-Christian times to the present, told with Irish flair by the gifted storyteller. The pages are populated with figures from... (read more)

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Ideology and the Irish Question: Ulster Unionism and Irish Nationalism 1912-1916
Ideology and the Irish Question: Ulster Unionism and Irish Nationalism 1912-1916
by Paul Bew
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Going right to the heart of the Irish Question, Paul Bew offers a re-interpretation of Irish politics in the critical 1912-1916 period. Bew offers a full treatment of the debate concerning land, economy, religion, language, and national identity in the... (read more)

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The Irish Brigades, 1685-2006: A Gazeteer of Irish Military Service, Past and Present
The Irish Brigades, 1685-2006: A Gazeteer of Irish Military Service, Past and Present
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Since the 17th century, Irish soldiers have served in various armies across the world and have achieved a formidable reputation as fighting men. This book represents an attempt to recognize the varied and distinguished service of Irish soldiers. It... (read more)

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