Newspapers and Newsmakers
The Dublin Nationalist Press in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Dr Ann Andrews is an Independent Researcher and member of the British Association for Irish Studies.
Acknowledgements List of Tables Abbreviations Introduction 1. The Nation and the Dublin Repeal Press The founding of The Nation The Dublin Repeal papers and the work of the Repeal Association Irish nationality and The Nation’s literature The zenith of the Repeal movement, 1843 2. The role of the Dublin nationalist press in the events leading to the downfall of the Irish nationalist movement in 1848 Conflicts between The Nation and the Repeal leadership from 1844 The 1846 secession between Young and Old Ireland and its aftermath The impact of the Great Famine on the 1848 secession The rebel press and the collapse of the Irish nationalist cause 3. Survival and revival – the Dublin nationalist press post-1848 Recovery of the Irish nationalist cause and The Irishman, 1849–50 The Dublin nationalist press and the tenant right movement in the 1850s The 1855–6 Tribune and the reassertion of advanced nationalism The strengthening of Irish nationalism from 1858: The Nation and The Irishman 4. The Irish People and the Fenian movement The founding of The Irish People The Irish People and the ideology of Fenianism The Irish People and nationalist literature The Irish People and its influence on the rise of the IRB Reflections Select Bibliography Index
The political awareness and thirst for knowledge of the lower classes can be glossed over by historians. Andrews has done us a service by redressing this imbalance in a fine and thoughtful book.
History, The Journal of the Historical Association
Based on much original research, this well written and very readable work is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the nationalist press and its central role in Irish political life over the period in question, making it a worthy contribution to the literature.
Dublin City University
An original contribution to the historiography of Irish nationalism and press history in Ireland.
Dublin Institute of Technology
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: October 13, 2014