Popular Opposition to Irish Home Rule in Edwardian Britain
Daniel Jackson works in policy development in local government. He has contributed articles to a number of journals including Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire.
List of illustrations Acknowledgements A note on terminology List of abbreviations Introduction. Ancient prejudice: popular politics, social geography and ‘no popery’ in Edwardian Britain 1. The lesson of Craigavon. Orange Ulster anticipates Nuremberg 2. ‘Liverpool, sister of Belfast’. Protestant Ulster’s Lancashire bridgehead 3. Echoes of Midlothian. Sir Edward Carson’s first tour of Great Britain 4. ‘Stoutly and robustly Protestant’. The religious dimension of Ulster’s appeal 5. The transfiguration of Sir Edward Carson. Unionist demonstrations reach their high-water mark 6. Firing the heather. Rousing support for Ulster throughout Great Britain Conclusion. Ulster, crowds and Britishness Appendix. Extracts from original documents Bibliography Index
This is precisely the phenomenon examined by Daniel M. Jackson’s Popular opposition to Irish Home Rule in Edwardian Britain (Liverpool University Press, 288pp, £65 hb, ISBN 9781846311987). He argues that Conservative politicians like Andrew Bonar Law were able to bridge the gap with the British masses by exploiting patriotic and sectarian sentiment to such an extent that by 1914 the United Kingdom, and not just Ireland, was on the verge of civil war.
History Ireland, Issue 3, Volume 17
One of the most important studies in British-Irish history to be published this decade.
Don MacRaild University of Ulster
...this is a vital contribution to our understanding of the interconnections of Irish and British politics and suggests how a study of Irish political activism in Britain can add considerably to our understanding of broader political culture at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Economic History Review, 63, 1
Daniel Jackson is to be commended for producing a monograph that significantly advances our understanding of the Unionist cause in Edwardian Britain, but Carson’s campaigns were only part of the story.
Twentieth Century British History, vol 21, no 3
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: April 1, 2009