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Marianne Elliott

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318078

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317774

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Exile in America

Exile in America

Chapter:
(p.249) Twenty Exile in America
Source:
Wolfe Tone
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317774.022

This chapter focuses on Theobald Wolfe Tone's exile in America. It discusses his observations about the contests between aristocracy and democracy and suggests that this experienced sharpened his sense of Irishness and anti-Englishness, and helped define his republicanism. This chapter also explains the financial difficulties experience by Tone's family in America and explains how this unhappiness intensified Tone's attachment to his friends in Belfast and Dublin.

Keywords:   Theobald Wolfe Tone, exile, America, aristocracy, democracy, Irishness, anti-Englishness, republicanism

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