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The Irish Question, second edition

Two Centuries of Conflict

From 1800 to 1922 the Irish Question was the most emotional and divisive issue in British politics. It pitted Westminster politicians, anti-Catholic British public opinion, and Irish Protestant and Presbyterian champions of the Union against the determination of Ireland's large Catholic majority to obtain civil rights, economic justice, and cultural and political independence.

In this completely revised and updated edition of The Irish Question, Lawrence J. McCaffrey extends his classic analysis of Irish nationalism to the present day. He makes clear the tortured history of British-Irish relations and offers insight into the difficulties now facing those who hope to create a permanent peace in Northern Ireland.

About the Author

Lawrence J. McCaffrey is professor emeritus of history at Loyola University. He is the cofounder of the American Conference for Irish Studies and the author of numerous books, including Textures of Irish America and The Irish Catholic Diaspora in America.


"A shrewd, balanced, and richly informed history of Ireland from the 1800 Act of Union to the day before yesterday—and with an informed glance into tomorrow. . . . Written with clarity, grace, and a concern for the lived experience of the Irish people, all of them. . . . Beyond question the one essential overview of the last two centuries."—Thomas Flanagan, author of Tenants of Time

"An excellent and well-written survey of Irish history over the last two hundred years."—Emmet Larkin, University of Chicago

"An insightful and generally dispassionate essay that captures, condenses, and clarifies the ambiguities and contradictions that have made 'the Troubles' in post-1922 Ireland so incomprehensible to so many people. . . . A 'must acquisition' for readers interested in the Anglo-Irish relationship since the Act of Union."—Thomas E. Hachey, author of Britain and Irish Separatism

University Press of Kentucky
second edition

9780813108551 : the-irish-question-2nd-edition-mccaffrey
Paperback / softback
240 Pages
$45.00 USD

Other Titles by Lawrence J. McCaffrey

Daniel O'Connell and the Repeal Year

Lawrence J. McCaffrey
Jul 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Paperback / softback

The Irish Catholic Diaspora in America

Lawrence J. McCaffrey
Dec 1997 - The Catholic University of America Press
$29.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Perspectives On Irish Nationalism

edited by Thomas E. Hachey, Lawrence J. McCaffrey
Nov 1988 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in HISTORY / Europe / Ireland

Trad Nation

Tes Slominski
May 2020 - Wesleyan University Press
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The Hibernensis, Book 2

Roy Flechner
Oct 2019 - The Catholic University of America Press
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback

The Hibernensis, Book 1

Roy Flechner
Sep 2019 - The Catholic University of America Press
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