An Irish History, 1800-2000Book - 2003
This is a narrative history of British and Irish efforts to establish a devolved parliament and government in Ireland. It begins in 1870 with Gladstone's Land Act, which aimed to provide better security for Irish tenants, and takes the story right up to the present day with the Belfast Agreement of 1998 and the faltering Northern Ireland Peace Process. The history of Home Rule is essentially the history of a compromise, an attempt to contain powerful pressures for self government within the framework of British sovereignty. Such attempts failed to deter Ireland's departure from the Union in 1921. It remains to be seen whether the modern inheritors of Home Rule will be any more successful in averting the final breakup of the United Kingdom.
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003
Branch Call Number: 941.508 Jac
Characteristics: x, 405 p