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A New History of Ireland V: Ireland Under the Union Part 1 1801-1870

A New History of Ireland V: Ireland Under the Union Part 1 1801-1870

Edited by W.E. Vaughan

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Examines the response to, and impact of, the Great Famine in the 1840s. Explores the phenomenon of Irish emigration to America, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand


A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day.

Volume V opens with a character study of the period, followed by twenty chapters of narrative history, covering sectarian conflict, politics of the era and the impact of the Great Famine. Further thematic chapters examine emigration, the economy, legal developments, literature, and education, ending with a study of Ireland in 1870.

Readership: Scholars, students, and general readers interested in Irish history.


Oliver Macdonagh: Introduction: Ireland and the Union, 1801-70

1: S. J. Connolly: Aftermath and Adjustment

2: S. J. Connolly: The Catholic Question, 1801-12

3: S. J. Connolly: Union Government, 1812-23

4: S. J. Connolly: Mass Politics and Sectarian Conflict, 1823-30

5: Cormac Ó Gráda: Poverty, Population, and Agriculture, 1801-45

6: Cormac Ó Gráda: Industry and Communications, 1801-45

7: Oliver MacDonagh: The Age of O'Connell, 1830-45

8: Oliver MacDonagh: Politics, 1830-45

9: Oliver MacDonagh: Ideas and Institutions, 1830-45

10: Oliver MacDonagh: The Economy and Society, 1830-45

11: T. W. Freeman: Land and People, c.1841

12: James S. Donnelly, jr: Famine and Government Response, 1845-6

13: James S. Donnelly, jr: Production, Prices, and Exports, 1846-51

14: James S. Donnelly, jr: The Administration of Relief, 1846-7

15: James S. Donnelly, jr: The Soup Kitchens

16: James S. Donnelly, jr: The Administration of Relief, 1847-51

17: James S. Donnelly, jr: Landlords and Tenants

18: James S. Donnelly, jr: Excess Mortality and Emigration

19: James S. Donnelly, jr: A Famine in Irish Politics

20: R. V. Comerford: Ireland 1850-70: Post-Famine and Mid-Victorian

21: R. V. Comerford: Churchmen, Tenants, and Independent Opposition, 1850-56

22: R. V. Comerford: Conspiring Brotherhoods and Contending Elites, 1857-63

23: R. V. Comerford: Gladstone's First Irish Enterprise, 1864-70

24: J. C. Brady: Legal Developments, 1801-79

25: Thomas Flanagan: Literature in English, 1801-91

26: D. H. Akenson: Pre-University Education, 1782-1870

27: R. B. McDowell: Administration and the Public Services, 1800-70

28: David Fitzpatrick: Emigration, 1801-70

29: David Fitzpatrick: 'A Peculiar Tramping People': The Irish in Britain, 1801-70

30: Patrick J. O'Farrell: The Irish in Australia and New Zealand, 1791-1870

31: David Noel Doyle: The Irish in North America, 1776-1845

32: W. E. Vaughan: Ireland c.1870

Additional Information

Author Edited by W.E. Vaughan
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication date 20 Dec 2009
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780199578672

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