The Modernisation of Irish Society 1848 - 1918

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The Modernisation of Irish Society 1848 - 1918 - Lee, Joseph

In surveying the period from the Famine in 1848 to the triumph of Sinn Fein in the 1918 general election, Joe Lee argues that Ireland became one of the most modern and advanced political cultures in the world during that time. Lee contends that the Famine death-rate, however terrible, was not unprecedented. What was different was the post-Famine ...