The Irish Act Of Union 1800 Bicentennial Essays


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1Bartlett, Thomas, ‘Militarization and politicization in Ireland, 1780–1820’ in Louis Bergeron and Louis M. Cullen (eds), Culture et pratiques politiques en France et en Irelande (Paris, 1988), pp 125–136; see also Suibhne, Breandán Mac, ‘Whiskey, potatoes and paddies: volunteering and the construction of the Irish nation in north-west Ulster, 1778–1782’ in Peter Jupp and Eoin Magennis (eds), Crowds in Ireland, c.1720–1920 (Basingstoke, 2000), pp 45–82.

2Harris, Tim (ed.), The politics of the excluded, c.1500–1850 (New York, 2001).

3Higgins, Padhraig, A nation of politicians: gender, patriotism and political culture in late eighteenth-century Ireland (Madison, WN, 2012), p. 6; see also Morley, Vincent, Irish opinion and the American Revolution, 1760–1783 (Cambridge, 2002); Small, Stephen, Political thought in Ireland, 1776–1798: republicanism, patriotism and radicalism (Oxford, 2002); Powell, M. J., Britain and Ireland in the eighteenth-century crisis of empire (Basingstoke, 2003).

4Snodaigh, Pádraig Ó, ‘Notes on the Volunteers, militia, Orangemen and yeomanry of County Roscommon’ in The Irish Sword, xii (1975–76), pp 15–35; Blackstock, Allan, An ascendancy army: the Irish yeomanry, 1796–1834 (Dublin, 1998), pp 75–97.

5Bartlett, Thomas, ‘A weapon of war as yet untried: Irish Catholics and the armed forces of the Crown’ in T. G. Fraser and Keith Jeffery (eds), Men, women and war (Dublin, 1993), pp 66–85; Dickinson, H. T., ‘Popular conservatism and militant loyalism, 1789–1815’ in H. T. Dickinson (ed.), Britain and the French Revolution, 1789–1815 (London, 1989).

6 For example, Volume 1 contains the following: [Henry Brooke], The Case of the Roman-Catholics of Ireland (1760); Lucas, Charles, Seasonable Advice to the Electors of Members of Parlement at the ensuing General Election (1760); [Charles Lucas], Address to the Free Electors of the City of Dublin (1761); Anon, ., Enquiry into the riots in Munster, taken from the Dublin Magazine (1763); Lucas, Charles, To the Right Honorable the Lord-Mayor … The Address of Charles Lucas, M.D. one of their Representatives in Parlement (1765); Anon, ., To the Right Honourable Lord Mayor … The Counter Address of a Free Citizen (1766); Anon, ., An Essay on the Use and Necessity of establishing a Militia in Ireland (1767); Statutes at Large of Ireland: Octennial Act (1768); Lucas, Charles, The Rights and Privileges of Parlements asserted upon constitutional principles (1770); [Robert French], The Constitution of Ireland, and Poyning’s Laws explained (1770); Baratariana: A Select Collection of Fugitive Political Pieces from 1769 to 1772 (1773) [excerpts]; Statutes at Large of Ireland: Catholic Relief Act (1774); Anon, ., An Appeal to the Understanding of the Electors of Ireland (1776); Statutes at Large of Ireland: Catholic Relief Act (1778); Anon, ., Humble Remonstrance for the repeal of the laws against Roman Catholics (1778); Anon, ., A Defence of Great Britain, against a charge of tyranny in the Government of Ireland (1779).

7Small, , Political thought in Ireland, p. 28.

8Lucas, Charles, The rights and Ppivileges of Parlements asserted upon constitutional principles: against the modern anticonstitutional clames of chief governors (Dublin, 1770); see also Bartlett, Thomas, ‘Opposition in late eighteenth-century Ireland: the case of the Townshend Viceroyalty’ in Irish Historical Studies, Irish Historical Studies, no. xxii (Sept. 1981), pp 313–330.

9Brooke, Henry, The case of the Roman Catholics of Ireland in a course of letters from a member of the Protestant church in that kingdom to his friend in England (Dublin, 1760).

10 See Magennis, Eoin, ‘A Presbyterian insurrection? Reconsidering the Hearts of Oak disturbances of July 1763’ in Irish Historical Studies, Irish Historical Studies, no. xxxi (Nov. 1998), pp 165–187; Donnelly Jnr, J. S., ‘Hearts of Oak, Hearts of Steel’ in Studia Hibernica, xxi (1981), pp 7–73; idem, , ‘Pastorini and Captain Rock’ in Samuel Clark and J. S. Donnelly Jnr (eds), Irish peasants and political unrest, 1790–1914 (Manchester, 1983), pp 102–142.

11Connolly, S. J., ‘Jacobites, Whiteboys and Republicans: varieties of disaffection in eighteenth-century Ireland’ in Eighteenth-Century Ireland, xviii (2003), pp 63–79; Morley, Irish opinion and the American Revolution; Ciardha, Éamonn Ó, Ireland and the Jacobite cause, 1685–1766: a fatal attachment (Dublin, 2002).

12Barnard, T. C, ‘The uses of 23 October 1641 and Irish Protestant celebrations’ in E.H.R., cvi (1991), pp 889–920; Connolly, S. J., ‘The Glorious Revolution in Irish Protestant thinking’ in S. J. Connolly (ed.) Political ideas in eighteenth-century Ireland (Dublin, 2000), pp 43–44, 48–9; idem, , ‘The Church of Ireland and the royal martyr: regicide and revolution in Anglican political thought, c.1660–c.1745’ in Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, no. liv (July 2003), pp 484–506; for a general overview on crowds and protest see Jupp, Peter and Magennis, Eoin ‘Introduction: crowds in Ireland c.1730–1920’, in idem (eds), Crowds in Ireland, pp 1–42.

13Blackstock, Allan, ‘Armed citizens and Christian soldiers: crisis sermons and Ulster Presbyterians, 1715–1803’ in Eighteenth-Century Ireland, xxii (2007), pp 81–105.

14Blackstock, Allan, Loyalism in Ireland, 1789–1829 (Woodbridge, 2007), p. 93; McBride, Ian, Scripture politics: Ulster Presbyterians and Irish radicalism in the late eighteenth century (Oxford, 1998), p. 175.

15Beckett, J. C., The Anglo-Irish tradition (London, 1976), pp 50–51; see also Connolly, S. J., Divided kingdom: Ireland, 1630–1800 (Oxford, 2008), pp 420, 422, 485–487.

16 See Small, , Political thought in Ireland, pp 113–115.

17 Dickinson (ed.) Ireland in the age of revolution, vol. 3.

18 For discussion of Charles Sheridan see Higgins, , A nation of politicians: gender, patriotism and political culture, pp 3–4, and Small, Political thought in Ireland.

19Kelly, James, ‘The genesis of the “Protestant Ascendancy”: the Rightboy disturbances of the 1780s and their impact on Protestant opinion’ in Gerard O’Brien (ed.) Parliament, politics and people: essays in eighteenth-century Irish history (Dublin, 1989), pp 93–127.

20Bartlett, Thomas, The fall and rise of the Irish nation: the Catholic question, 1690–1830 (Dublin, 1992).

21Whelan, Kevin, The tree of liberty: radicalism, Catholicism and the constriction of Irish identity (Cork, 1996), pp 3, 54–5.

22Elliott, Marianne, The Catholics of Ulster (London and New York, 2000); Rafferty, Oliver, Catholicism in Ulster, 1603–1983 (Dublin, 1994); see also Corish, Patrick, The Irish Catholic experience (Dublin, 1985); Connolly, S. J., Religion and society in nineteenth-century Ireland (Dundalk, 1985).

23 See English, Richard, ‘Directions in historiography: history and Irish nationalism’ in Irish Historical Studies, Irish Historical Studies, no. xxxvii (May 2011), pp 447–460; and Joseph Bergin, Eoin Magennis, Lesa Ní Mhunghaile, Patrick Walsh (eds), New perspectives on the penal laws, Eighteenth-century Ireland, special issue, no. 1 (2011).

24Fagan, Patrick, Divided loyalties: the question of an oath for Irish Catholics in the eighteenth century (Dublin, 1997); see also Blackstock, , Loyalism in Ireland, pp 77–78.

25Jupp, Peter, ‘Dr Duigenan reconsidered’ in Sabine Wichert (ed.), From the United Irishmen to twentieth-century Unionism (Dublin, 2004).

26Kirkpatrick, Francis, Loyalty and the times (Dublin, 1804).

27 See volume 3 [Patrick Duigenan], The alarm: or, an address to the nobility, gentry, and clergy, of the Church of Ireland, as by law established (1783); Anon, , All’s well: a reply to the author of The alarm (1783).

28Higgins, , A nation of politicians, pp 3–5.

29Keogh, Dáire and Furlong, Nicholas, The mighty wave: the 1798 rebellion in Wexford (Dublin, 1996).

30McBride, Ian, ‘Reclaiming the Rebellion: 1798 in 1998’ in Irish Historical Studies, Irish Historical Studies, no. xxxi (May 1999), pp 395–410.

31 Ibid., pp 402–9.

32Bartlett, Thomas, ‘An end to moral economy: the Irish militia disturbances of 1793’ in Past and Present, no. 94 (May 1983), pp 41–64.

33Kelly, James, Sir Richard Musgrave, 1746–1818: ultra-Protestant ideologue (Dublin, 2009), p. 103.

34Reid, Horace, ‘The Battle of Ballynahinch: an anthology of the documents’ in Myrtle Hill, Brian Turner and Kenneth Dawson (eds), The 1798 rebellion in County Down (Newtownards, 1998).

35 See Kelly, James, ‘The historiography of the Act of union’ in Michael Brown, Patrick Geoghegan and James Kelly (eds), The Irish Act of Union (Dublin, 2003), p. 17.

36Kelly, , ‘Historiography of the Act of Union’, pp 1, 6, 34–5.

37Foster, Roy, Modern Ireland, 1600–1972 (London, 1988), p. 284.

38Wilkinson, David, ‘How did they pass the union: secret service expenditure in Ireland, History, lxxxii (1997), pp 223–251; Geoghegan, , Irish Act of Union, pp vii–ix.

39 See Brown, Geoghegan & Kelly (eds), Irish Act of Union: bicentennial essays.

40Geoghegan, , Irish Act of Union, p. vii; Bew, John, Castlereagh: Enlightenment, war and tyranny (London, 2011), p. 165.

41Hill, Jacqueline, ‘Dublin after the Union: the age of the ultra-Protestants’ in Brown, Geoghegan & Kelly (eds), Irish Act of Union, pp 144–156; Senior, Hereward, Orangeism in Ireland and Britain (London and Toronto, 1966), pp 118–137.

42Geoghegan, , Irish Act of Union, pp 192–199.

43McCormack, W. J. (ed.) The pamphlet debate on the union between Great Britain and Ireland, 1797–1800 (Dublin, 1996).


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