Crime, Violence and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century
Edited by Kyle Hughes and Donald MacRaild
Don MacRaild is Professor of British and Irish History and Head of the Department of Humanities at The University of Roehampton.
Kyle Hughes is Lecturer in British History , Ulster University.
List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Introduction: Crime, Violence, and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century; Themes and Perspectives
Kyle Hughes and Donald M. MacRaild
Section 1 ‘Secret Societies’ and Collective Violence
1 Whiteboys and Ribbonmen: What’s in a Name?
2 The Law of Captain Rock
Terence M. Dunne
3 ‘Night Marauders’ and ‘Deluded Wretches’: Public Discourses on Ribbonism in Pre-Famine Ireland
Jess Lumsden Fisher
4 Organised Labour in Limerick City, 1819–1821: Violence and the Struggle for Legitimacy
Section 2 The Law and its Responses
5 Cork’s Courthouses, the Landed Elite, and the Rockite Rebellion: Architectural Responses to Agrarian Violence, 1820–1827
Richard J. Butler
6 Constitutional Rhetoric as Legal Defence: Irish Lawyers and the Languages of Political Dissent in 1848
Colin W. Reid
7 ‘Why, it’s like a ’98 trial’: The Irish Judiciary and the Fenian Trials, 1865–1866
Richard A. Keogh
8 Crime and Punishment: Whiteboyism and the Law in Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland
Ciara Breathnach and Laurence M. Geary
Section 3 Sectarianism and Violence
9 From Bandon to … Bandon: Sectarian Violence in Cork during the Nineteenth Century
10 ‘Loyal to the Crown but not the Crown’s Government’: The Challenge to Policing Posed by the Orange Order in 1830s Ulster
Section 4 Manifestations of Crime and Violence
11 Arson in Modern Ireland: Fire and Protest before the Famine
12 The Head Pacificator and Captain Rock: Sedition, Suicide, and Honest Tom Steele
13 ‘Skin the Goat’s Curse’ on James Carey: Narrating the Story of the Phoenix Park Murders through Contemporary Broadside Ballads
14 Attitudes and Responses to Vagrancy in Ireland in the Long Nineteenth Century
'Secret societies, agrarian disorder, the law, sectarianism, and related topics in relation to perceptions of the Irish are all discussed by a range of academics.'
'An important and valuable collection.'
Dr. Richard Mc Mahon, Assistant Professor of History, Trinity College Dublin
Publication: October 31, 2017
Series: Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland 2