Ireland's Imperial Connections, 1775-1947

Daniel Sanjiv Roberts (Editor), Jonathan Jeffrey Wright (Editor)

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Despite complaining regularly of treatment as a colony by England, Ireland nevertheless played a significant part in Britain’s imperialism, from its formative period in the late eighteenth century through to the decolonizing years of the early twentieth century. Framed by two key events of world history, the American Revolution and Indian Independence, this book explores the complexities of Irish involvement in empire through several interlinked sections: through issues of migration and inhabitation; through literary and historical representations of empire; through Irish support for imperialism and involvement with resistance movements abroad; and through Irish participation in the extensive and intricate networks of empire. Informed by recent historiographical and theoretical perspectives, and including several detailed archival investigations, Ireland’s Imperial Connections, 1775-1947, represents an interdisciplinary and evolving view of this burgeoning field of research. This work will be of interest to scholars of Irish studies, imperial and postcolonial studies, history and literature.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages323
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-25984-6
ISBN (Print)978-3030259839
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

Name Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series


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