Ulster Since 1600: Politics, Economy, and Society

Hardcover | December 4, 2012

EditorLiam Kennedy, Philip Ollerenshaw

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Ulster Since 1600 surveys the history of the province from plantation to partition, and onwards from the formation of the Northern Ireland state to the 'Troubles' of recent decades. It synthesises existing historical knowledge and also brings new insights to bear on the political, social, andeconomic evolution of the province and its peoples. The word 'Ulster' conjures up images of communal conflict, sectarianism, and peace processes of indefinite duration but, as this volume shows, there is much more to the history of Ulster and its peoples. From the Plantation of Ulster in the early seventeenth century, the province has been home to three major ethnic and religious groups. It was this radically reconstituted society that produced a precociously early emigration to North America, that celebrated the outbreak of the French Revolution,and that in the Victorian era hosted Ireland's first industrial city. Its rural poor suffered destruction and death during the Great Famine of the 1840s, along with their counterparts in the south of Ireland. Its urban working classes had much in common with the industrial classes of England andScotland, in terms of religiosity, popular entertainment, labour movements, gender, and family relationships. This multi-authored volume is a major contribution to the history of Ireland and to Ireland's contested place in the British and the wider world.

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Ulster Since 1600 surveys the history of the province from plantation to partition, and onwards from the formation of the Northern Ireland state to the 'Troubles' of recent decades. It synthesises existing historical knowledge and also brings new insights to bear on the political, social, andeconomic evolution of the province and its p...

Liam Kennedy is Professor Emeritus of Economic and Social History at Queen's University Belfast. He is author or editor of several books on economic, demographic, and agrarian history. Philip Ollerenshaw is Reader in History at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He is the author or editor of several books on economic, fina...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:December 4, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Liam Kennedy and Philip Ollerenshaw: Introduction: Ulster Since 16001. Raymond Gillespie: The Early Modern Economy, 1600-17802. Thomas Bartlett: Politics and Society, 1600-18003. Mary O'Dowd: Family, Sex, and Marriage, 1600-18004. Liam Kennedy, Kerby Miller, and Brian Gurrin: People and Population Change, 1600-19145. Sean Connolly: Religion and Society, 1600-19146. Neal Garnham: Crime, Policing, and the Law, 1600-19007. Sean Connolly and Andrew Holmes: Popular Culture, 1600-19148. R. J. Morris: Urban Ulster Since 16009. Donald MacRaild and Malcolm Smith: Migration and Emigration, 1600-194510. Liam Kennedy and Peter Solar: The Rural Economy, 1780-191411. Philip Ollerenshaw: Business and Finance, 1780-194512. John Lynch: Labour and Society, 1780-194513. Neil Fleming: Education Since 178014. James Loughlin: Politics and Society 1800-196015. Diane Urquhart: Gender, Family, and Sexuality, 1800-200016. Alan Bairner: Sport in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries17. Alan Greer: Agriculture and Rural Policy Since 191418. Graham Brownlow: Industry and Labour Since 194519. Peter Martin: Social Policy and Social Change Since 191420. Graham Walker: Politics Since 1960