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Title Religion, politics, and violence in nineteenth-century Belfast : the pound and Sandy Row / Catherine Hirst.
Author Hirst, Catherine.
Publication Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, [2002]
Copyright date ©2002
Description 223 pages : map ; 25 cm
Call # 941.67 H
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-218) and index.
Summary "The unionist/nationalist divide in Belfast today has its origins in the 1840s when Catholic and Protestant workers were involved in campaigns for and against the repeal of the union with Great Britain. This case-study of the Pound and Sandy Row challenges the opinion that dates this division from the late 1880-90s and overturns the argument that some other lasting political division, such as Liberal/Conservative, could have developed in Belfast in the 1860s to the 1880s." "The active role of Catholic workers in nationalist movements and the strength of working-class Protestant opposition to them are studied in the context of the campaign for the repeal of the union with Britain, the republican Fenian society and the movement for Irish 'Home Rule'." "This is the first comprehensive academic study of riots in Belfast. Politics at the national level were played out on the streets in riots and sectarian marches in a manner strikingly familiar to anyone observing the recent 'Troubles'. By examining the politics of the secret society and the street, this study provides fresh insight into the roots of modern conflict in Northern Ireland."--Jacket.
Contents Catholic and Protestant working-class Belfast: the Pound and Sandy Row, 1820-50 -- Sectarian conflict, 1813-34 -- Political and religious conflict, 1835-50 -- The Pound, 1850-86 -- Sandy Row, 1850-86 -- Social and economic composition of Sandy Row and the Pound in 1901 -- Riots, 1851-86.
Subject Belfast (Northern Ireland) -- History.
Riots -- Northern Ireland -- Belfast -- History -- 19th century.
Nationalism -- Northern Ireland -- Belfast -- History -- 19th century.
Religion and politics -- Northern Ireland -- Belfast -- History -- 19th century.
Nationalism. (OCoLC)fst01033832
Religion and politics. (OCoLC)fst01093842
Riots. (OCoLC)fst01098069
Northern Ireland -- Belfast. (OCoLC)fst01205832
1800-1899
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Related To Online version: Hirst, Catherine. Religion, politics, and violence in nineteenth-century Belfast. Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, ©2002 (OCoLC)606796218
ISBN 1851826513 (hardcover)
9781851826513 (hardcover)

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