Ireland’s Imperial Connections, 1775–1947

  • Daniel Sanjiv Roberts
  • Jonathan Jeffrey Wright

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Daniel Sanjiv Roberts, Jonathan Jeffrey Wright
    Pages 1-14
  3. Inhabiting Empire

  4. Writing/Imagining Empire

  5. Resistance/Collusion

  6. Networking

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 291-323

About this book


This edited collection explores the complexities of Irish involvement in empire. 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 examines Irish involvement in empire in 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, this volume offers an interdisciplinary and evolving view of a burgeoning field of research and will be of interest to scholars of Irish studies, imperial and postcolonial studies, history and literature.


Anti-imperialist resistance North America Australia Transnational connections Print culture Medical history Textual analysis Postcolonial studies American secession India

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Sanjiv Roberts
    • 1
  • Jonathan Jeffrey Wright
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen’s University BelfastBelfastUK
  2. 2.Maynooth UniversityMaynoothIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-25983-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-25984-6
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