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The Eternal Paddy
Irish Identity and the British Press, 17981882
Michael de Nie
History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora
James S. Donnelly, Jr., and Thomas Archdeacon, Series Editors
"An island, a social state, a race is to be changed"
Times, London, October 7, 1846
Drawing on more than ninety newspapers published in England, Scotland, and Wales, this is the first major detailed analysis of British press coverage of Ireland over the course of the nineteenth century. This book traces the evolution of popular understandings and proposed solutions to the "Irish question," focusing particularly on the interrelationship between the press, the public, and the politicians. The work also engages with ongoing studies of imperialism and British identity, exploring the role of Catholic Ireland in British perceptions of their own identity and their empire.
"The standard of scholarship is high, combining breadth and depth of analysis with an acute eye for detail."Roger Swift, Chester College, United Kingdom
Michael de Nie is assistant professor of history at the State University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia.
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LC: 2003020565 DA
384 pp. 6 x 9
49 b/w illus.
Paper $24.95 t
Cloth $50.00 s
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