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Newspapers and NewsmakersThe Dublin Nationalist Press in the Mid-Nineteenth Century$
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Ann Andrews

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381427

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381427.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Newspapers and Newsmakers

Ann Andrews

Liverpool University Press

This introduction places Irish society and the development of the Dublin nationalist press in the context of the Protestant Ascendancy and the 1800 Act of Union. It focuses on what Theobald Wolfe Tone and the 1798 rebellion bequeathed to nationalists in the mid-nineteenth century, not just in terms of political ideology, but also noting how the United Irishmen included literary items in their newspapers to inspire their followers. Delineating the way nationalist journalists were deeply immersed in the political activities of the day, and stressing the importance of the power of newspapers to the survival of the political groups they represented, it shows that nationalist newsprint could also be a battleground for opposing ideologies. It is emphasized that this book has a strong conceptual approach, and argues that in the evolution of the Dublin nationalist press The Nation was the most innovative and influential nationalist newspaper of this period.

Keywords:   Irish society, The Nation, nationalist press, protestant ascendancy, 1800 Act of Union, 1798 rebellion, Theobald Wolfe Tone, United Irishmen

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