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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Ireland’s Imperial Connections, 1775–1947

Editors: Roberts, Daniel S., Wright, Jonathan Jeffrey (Eds.)

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  • Takes a truly interdisciplinary approach, bringing together recent scholarship from historical and literary studies
  • Covers a broad chronological and geographical range, allowing for developments and continuities to be traced across several centuries and borders
  • Contributes to ongoing debates relating to Ireland and empire, postcolonial studies and Irish studies across its four parts: inhabiting, writing, resisting and networking empire
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This edited collection explores the complexities of Irish involvement in empire. Despite complaining regularly of treatment as a colony by England, Ireland nevertheless played a significant part in Britain’s imperialism, from its formative period in the late eighteenth century through to the decolonizing years of the early twentieth century. Framed by two key events of world history, the American Revolution and Indian Independence, this book examines Irish involvement in empire in several interlinked sections: through issues of migration and inhabitation; through literary and historical representations of empire; through Irish support for imperialism and involvement with resistance movements abroad; and through Irish participation in the extensive and intricate networks of empire. Informed by recent historiographical and theoretical perspectives, and including several detailed archival investigations, this volume offers an interdisciplinary and evolving view of a burgeoning field of research and will be of interest to scholars of Irish studies, imperial and postcolonial studies, history and literature.

About the authors

Daniel Sanjiv Roberts is a Reader in English at Queen’s University Belfast, UK. He has published major scholarly editions of writers such as Charles Johnston, Robert Southey and Thomas De Quincey and written widely on eighteenth-century literature, and on Indian and Irish literatures in English. His edition of Southey's The Curse of Kehama was cited as a Distinguished Scholarly Edition by the M.L.A. in 2005.

Jonathan Jeffrey Wright is a Lecturer in History at Maynooth University, Ireland. His publications include The ‘Natural Leaders’ and their World: Politics, Culture and Society in Belfast, c. 1801-1832 (2012), Spaces of Global Knowledge: Exhibition, Encounter and Exchange in an Age of Empire (2015, edited with Diarmid A. Finnegan) and Urban Spaces in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (2018, edited with Georgina Laragy and Olwen Purdue).


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Roberts, Daniel Sanjiv (et al.)

  • “Residing in this distant portion of the great empire”: The Irish in Imperial Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Pages 17-35

    Ludlow, Peter (et al.)

  • From Enniskillen to Nairobi: The Coles in British East Africa

    Pages 37-56

    Patten, Eve

  • Walking to China: Infatuation and the Irish in New South Wales

    Pages 57-74

    Quigley, Killian

  • Competing Narratives: White Slavery, Servitude and the Irish in Late-Eighteenth-Century America

    Pages 75-99

    Powell, Martyn

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-25984-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25983-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ireland’s Imperial Connections, 1775–1947
Editors
  • Daniel S. Roberts
  • Jonathan Jeffrey Wright
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25984-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25984-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25983-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 323
Number of Illustrations
4 illustrations in colour
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