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Faith, Fraternity and FightingThe Orange Order and Irish Migrants in Northern England, c. 1850–1920$
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Donald M. MacRaild

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239390

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313110

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‘Trunks without Heads’? The Composition of Northern England's Orange Order

‘Trunks without Heads’? The Composition of Northern England's Orange Order

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(p.109) Chapter 4 ‘Trunks without Heads’? The Composition of Northern England's Orange Order
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Faith, Fraternity and Fighting
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853239390.003.0005

This chapter explores the composition of the Orange Order in northern England. The Order clearly crossed the fault lines of class, ethnicity, and nationality, indicating a hybrid of competing impulses and views. Its political position undoubtedly diminished the movement's potential for a primarily class-centred approach to life. Orangeism has been marked as a protector of sectional interests against other working-class groups that reflected broader shifts in culture and attitude as they influenced working-class life. Data has revealed links between the Irish Protestant migration and the maintenance of the Order. In general, Orangeism was a cultural expression of migration. The key to its survival was a community sense derived from relatively strong social homogeneity and shared socio-economic circumstances between members who were newcomers and who often left again as quickly as they had arrived.

Keywords:   Orange Order, Northern England, ethnicity, nationality, class, Orangeism, Irish Protestant migration, social homogeneity

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