1st Edition

Defenders of the Union A Survey of British and Irish Unionism Since 1801

Edited By D.George Boyce, Alan O'Day Copyright 2001
    350 Pages
    by Routledge

    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    Defenders of the Union is a concise and readable overview of the history and contentious politics of Unionism and the affect it has had on Anglo-Irish relations over the last two hundred years. It is an essential guide to this confusing topic and covers key areas such as:
    * definition of unionism
    * establishment of the union
    * Unionist literature
    * loyalists since 1972.


    D. George Boyce is Professor of Politics at the University of Wales, Swansea. His previous publications include Nationalism in Ireland (Routledge, 1995) and The Irish Question and British Politics 1868-1996 (Macmillan, 1996). Alan O’Day is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of North London. His previous publications include Irish Home Rule 1867-1921 (Manchester University Press, 1998) and Charles Stewart Parnell (Dundalgan Press, 1998). D. George Boyce and Alan O’Day have also co-edited two books for Routledge, Parnell in Perspective (1991) and The Making of Modern Irish History (1996).