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The Men of No Property

Irish Radicals and Popular Politics in the Late Eighteenth Century

  • Jim Smyth

Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

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About this book

Introduction

The paperback edition of the extremely popular The Men of No Property is a study of the popular dimensions of Irish radicalism in the age of the French revolution. It focuses on the lower-class secret society, the Defenders, and the more familiar face of radicalism in this period, the Society of United Irishmen. Particular attention is paid to the vigorous traditions of street protest in eighteenth-century Dublin. The picture which emerges is of a revolutionary movement which was both more radical in its rhetoric and objectives and more popular in its social base than has previously been allowed.

Keywords

bibliography economy edition French French revolution ideology Ireland knowledge politics reform revolution rhetoric society tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Jim Smyth
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Notre DameUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-26653-1
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-73256-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-26653-1
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