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Southern Irish Loyalism, 1912-1949

Brian Hughes and Conor Morrissey


This book brings together new research on loyalism in the 26 counties that would become the Irish Free State. Chapters cover a range of topics and experiences, from the Third Home Rule crisis in 1912 to the declaration of the Republic in 1949, including the revolutionary period, partition, independence, and Irish participation in the British armed forces and colonial service. Contributors examine who southern Irish loyalists were, what loyalism meant to them, how they expressed their loyalism, their responses to Irish independence, and their experiences afterwards. This collection offers fresh ... More

Keywords: Loyalism, Unionism, southern Irish Protestants, Irish Revolution, Irish Free State, partition, Home Rule, Twentieth Century Ireland

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621846
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621846.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Hughes, editor
Mary Immaculate College

Conor Morrissey, editor
King's College London

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I Crisis and Decline? Protestants and Unionists in Revolution

II Servants of the Crown

III The Provincial Experience

IV Lost Counties? Loyalism at the Border

Afterword: Layers of Loyalty

Brian Hughes and Conor Morrissey

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