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Repeal and Revolution: 1848 in Ireland

Christine Kinealy


This book examines the events that led up to the 1848 rising and examines the reasons for its failure. It places the rising in the context of political changes outside Ireland, especially the links between the Irish nationalists and radicals and republicans in Britain, France, and North America. The book concludes that far from being foolish or pathetic, the men and women who led and supported the 1848 rising in Ireland were remarkable, both individually and collectively. 1848 is frequently referred to as ‘the year of revolutions’: a year when revolutionary fervour spread through most of Europ ... More

Keywords: rising, political changes, Irish nationalists, radicals, republicans, year of revolutions, British government, Habeas Corpus, Special Constables, jury-packing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719065163
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719065163.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Kinealy, author