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Title:
Gladstone and Ireland : politics, religion and nationality in the Victorian age
Author:
Boyce, David George, 1942-
ISBN:
9780230221949
Publication Information:
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Physical Description:
x, 307 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents:
History and pluralism : Gladstone and the Maynooth grant controversy / John-Paul McCarthy -- Gladstone, church, and state / Alan Megahey -- Anti-Gladstonianism and the pre-1886 Liberal secession / Timothy Moore -- British Liberals and the Irish home rule crisis : the dynamics of division / Graham Goodlad -- "A deplorable narrative" : Gladstone, R. Barry O'Brien, and the "historical argument" for home rule, 1880-90 / Ian Sheehy -- Gladstone and the Ulster Question / N.C. Fleming -- Burke in Belfast : Thomas MacKnight, Gladstone, and Liberal Unionism / Patrick Maume -- The Union of Hearts depicted : Gladstone, home rule, and United Ireland / D.W. Bebbington -- Gladstone and the Irish Civil Service / Martin Maguire -- Accommodation, conciliation, and cooperation : a Gladstonian legacy / N.C. Fleming and Alan O'Day -- Gladstone and the Four Nations / D. George Boyce.
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Summary

Explains how William Gladstone responded to the 'Irish Question', and in so doing changed the British and Irish political landscape. Religion, land, self-government and nationalism became subjects of intensive political debate, raising issues about the constitution and national identity of the whole United Kingdom.


Table of Contents

D. George BoyceJohn-Paul McCarthyAlan MegaheyTimothy MooreGraham GoodladIan SheehyN. C. FlemingPatrick MaumeD. W. BebbingtonMartin MaguireN. C. Fleming and Alan O'DayD. George Boyce
Acknowledgementsp. vii
List of illustrationsp. viii
Notes on contributorsp. ix
Introduction: Tracts for the times? The enduring appeal of Gladstone and Irelandp. 1
1 History and pluralism: Gladstone and the Maynooth grant controversyp. 15
2 Gladstone, church and statep. 41
3 Anti-Gladstonianism and the pre-1886 Liberal secessionp. 65
4 British Liberals and the Irish Home Rule crisis: the dynamics of divisionp. 86
5 'A deplorable narrative': Gladstone, R. Barry O'Brien and the 'historical argument' for Home Rule, 1880-90p. 110
6 Gladstone and the Ulster questionp. 140
7 Burke in Belfast: Thomas MacKnight, Gladstone and Liberal Unionismp. 162
8 The union of hearts depicted: Gladstone, Home Rule, and United Irelandp. 186
9 Gladstone and the Irish civil servicep. 208
10 Accommodation, conciliation and cooperation: a Gladstonian legacyp. 233
11 Gladstone and the four nationsp. 256
Indexp. 289