The Glory of Being Britons: Civic Unionism in Nineteenth-Century Belfast

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At a moment when British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has excluded Ireland from his version of modern Britishness, John Bew's book could not be more timely. Covering a period of almost ninety years, Bew demonstrates how a strongly held British national identity took hold in nineteenth-century Belfast, a town which was once regarded as the centre of republicanism and rebellion in Ireland. Starting with the impact of the French Revolution a cause of huge celebration in Belfast this book describes how political and civic ...

The Glory of Being Britons: Civic Unionism in Nineteenth-Century Belfast 2009, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, Ireland

ISBN-13: 9780716529743

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