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Shaping Ireland’s Independence

Nationalist, Unionist, and British Solutions to the Irish Question, 1909–1925

Authors: Rast, M. C.

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  • Examines the establishment of the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland, and how political and ideological developments led to a two-state solution 
  • Explores the role of British Liberals and Unionists as well as general changes in the political situation and the minds of people in Britain and Ireland during this crucial period 
  • Highlights the tension between public rhetoric and private opinion, drawing on a number of archival sources, from newspaper articles and speeches, to private diaries and papers of major figures 
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This book explores the political and ideological developments that resulted in the establishment of two separate states on the island of Ireland: the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland. It examines how this radical transformation took place, including how British Liberals and Unionists were as influential in the “two-state solution” as any Irish party. The book analyzes transformative events including the third home rule crisis, partition and the creation of Northern Ireland, and the Irish Free State’s establishment through the Anglo-Irish Treaty. The policies and priorities of major figures such as H.H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, John Redmond, Eamon de Valera, Edward Carson, and James Craig receive prominent attention, as do lesser-known events and organizations like the Irish Convention and Irish Dominion League. The work outlines many possible solutions to Britain’s “Irish question,” and discusses why some settlement ideas were adopted and others discarded. Analyzing public discourse and archival sources, this monograph offers new perspectives on the Irish Revolution, highlighting in particular the tension between public rhetoric and private opinion.

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M. C. Rast has a PhD in History from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. His research interests include Ireland, Britain, the British Empire, military history, and political theory.  

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 51,16 €
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-21117-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shaping Ireland’s Independence
Book Subtitle
Nationalist, Unionist, and British Solutions to the Irish Question, 1909–1925
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21118-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21118-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21117-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 337
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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