From Patriots to Unionists : Dublin Civic Politics and Irish Protestant Patriotism, 1660-1840
This is the first full-length study of the Protestant middle-class Patriots of Dublin, who, in the eighteenth-century, made up the largest concentration of Protestants in Ireland (c.70,000). Freemen of the guilds alone--who were entitled to a parliamentary vote--were almost as numerous as the entire landed class. Hill charts the slow and difficult progress of these merchants, master craftsmen, and shopkeepers, from Patriotism in the eighteenth century to a Unionist position in the nineteenth, throwing light on all subsequent Irish history, and filling an important gap in the historiography of Unionism.
- Electronic book text | 460 pages
- 01 Dec 1997
- Oxford University Press
- Clarendon Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
"This book makes a valuable contribution to eighteenth and nineteenth-century Irish historiography....This is a richly detailed, meticulously researched, immaculately produced monograph."--Albion "[Hill] is particularly adept at analyzing the interplay between political ideas and actions....A major contribution to Irish historiography. Highly recommended."--Choice