Taking the years 1800-1920, the book considers the four Home Rule Bills and discusses the role of leading figures such as Charles Stewart Parnell and Isaac Butt. This is a careful study of the rise in political consciousness- it addresses the relationship between nationalism and the Catholic faith, and popular support for the Union amongst Ulster Protestants- providing clear analysis of a troubled period.
Introduction to the Series. Acknowledgements. Part 1: The background. 1. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. 2. Daniel O' Connell and Repeal. Part 2: The Home Rule Solution. 3. Isaac Butt and the Genesis of Home Rule. 4. New Departures. 5. The Resources of Civilisation. 6. The Crisis of Home Rule. 7. Parnell and Gladstone. 8. Evolution and Devolution. 9. Redmond and the Supersession of Home Rule. Part 3: Assessment.
10. Home Rule in Northern Ireland. 11. Conclusion. Part 4: Documents. Bibliography. Index. Map.
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