Irish Opinion and the American Revolution, 1760-1783

Irish Opinion and the American Revolution, 1760-1783

by Vincent Morley


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This ground-breaking study traces the impact of the American Revolution on political consciousness in Ireland, from the beginning of colonial unrest in 1760 until the end of hostilities in 1783. Vincent Morley investigates popular opinion among Catholics, Anglicans and Presbyterians in the period, using a dazzling array of sources, including Irish-language documents unknown to other scholars and previously unpublished. The book 's detailed narrative, nuanced analysis and broad focus make a major contribution to the history of Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521037303
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/02/2007
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Vincent Morley was previously a researcher with the Royal Irish Academy and has lectured in Irish history at the National University of Ireland.

Table of Contents

Preface; Textual note; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Imperial unrest, 1760-75; 2. Colonial rebellion, 1775-8; 3. International war, 1778-81; 4. Britain defeated, 1781-3; Postscript; Bibliography; Index.

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