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Class and Community in Provincial Ireland, 1851–1914

Authors: Casey, Brian

  • Redresses an imbalance in the historiography of the Irish class system, offering a much-needed account of the Irish rural proletariatExamines a wide range of sources to uncover the experiences and social dynamics of the lower rural classes
  • Covers a period of great social and political change, showing how rural communities adapted to and challenged modernisation
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This book explores the experience of small farmers, labourers and graziers in provincial Ireland from the immediacy of the Famine until the eve of World War One. During this period of immense social and political change, they came to grips with the processes of modernisation. By focusing upon east Galway, it argues that they were not an inarticulate mass, but rather, they were sophisticated and politically aware in their own right. This study relies upon a wide array of sources which have been utilised to give as authentic a voice to the lower classes as possible. Their experiences have been largely unrecorded and this book redresses this imbalance in historiography while adding a new nuanced understanding of the complexities of class relations in provincial Ireland. This book argues that the actions of the rural working class and nationalists has not been fully understood, supporting E.P. Thompson’s argument that ‘their aspirations were valid in terms of their own experiences’.

About the authors

Brian Casey is a historian of modern Ireland and Scotland. His research interests focus upon the dynamics of agrarian radicalism and the land question. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Casey, Brian

    Pages 1-24

  • The Post-Famine Landscape, Estate Management and Agricultural Improvement in East Galway, 1851–1914

    Casey, Brian

    Pages 25-61

  • The Third Earl of Clancarty, Proselytism and Evangelicalism in Ballinasloe in the 1850s and 1860s

    Casey, Brian

    Pages 63-90

  • A Check on Deference: Electioneering, the Fenians and the Catholic Church—Galway, 1872 and Mayo, 1874

    Casey, Brian

    Pages 91-128

  • The Construction of a Proletarian Political Movement: The Ballinasloe Tenant Defence Association, 1876–1879

    Casey, Brian

    Pages 129-159

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71120-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71119-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Class and Community in Provincial Ireland, 1851–1914
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71120-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71120-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71119-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 296
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