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The politics of constitutional nationalism in Northern Ireland, 1932-1970: Between grievance and reconciliation

Christopher Norton


This book considers Northern Ireland’s constitutional nationalist tradition in the years leading up to the outbreak of the Troubles. Starting in 1932, the year in which the nationalist party the National League of the North walked out of the Northern Ireland parliament, and ending in 1970, when the Nationalist Party was eclipsed by a new generation of civil rights activists, it presents an account of the diverse political parties, organisations, and activists that sought to redress Catholic grievances and pursue the nationalist political goal of Irish unity through constitutional means. The bo ... More

Keywords: abstentionism, conservative, grievances, Irish republicanism, liberal, secular labourist, Irish unity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719059032
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719059032.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Norton, author