Parallel Paths: The Development Of Nationalism In Ireland And Quebec by Garth StevensonParallel Paths: The Development Of Nationalism In Ireland And Quebec by Garth Stevenson

Parallel Paths: The Development Of Nationalism In Ireland And Quebec

byGarth Stevenson

Paperback | May 5, 2006

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In an innovative survey Garth Stevenson contrasts Irish and Quebec nationalism, from British conquest to the present-day struggles for unity in Ireland and sovereignty in Quebec. Predominantly Catholic societies subjected to British conquest and partial colonization, Ireland and Quebec rebelled unsuccessfully and entered the modern era with populations divided by language and religion. Ireland failed to achieve home rule within the United Kingdom and chose armed resistance, which led to independence for most of the country at the price of partition. Quebec achieved home rule as a province within the Canadian federation, which led to a century of relative stability followed by the Quiet Revolution and the rise of an independence movement. Almost simultaneously with increased pressure for independence in Quebec, the Irish question erupted again with an armed struggle between supporters and opponents of partition in the six northern counties. Parallel Paths offers a provocative analysis of the parallel but contrasting histories of the development of nationalism in Ireland and Quebec.
Garth Stevenson is professor, political science, Brock University, and author of Ex Uno Plures, Community Besieged, and Unfulfilled Union.
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Title:Parallel Paths: The Development Of Nationalism In Ireland And QuebecFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.08 inPublished:May 5, 2006Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773530738

ISBN - 13:9780773530737

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"A bold and creative approach to the study of nationalism." Kevin James, history, University of Guelph "Stevenson exploits the potential of a systematic comparison of Quebec and Irish societies more effectively than any previous effort." Hudson Meadwell, political science, McGill University