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Faith, Fraternity and Fighting: The Orange Order and Irish Migrants in Northern England, c. 1850–1920

Donald M. MacRaild


This book fills a gap in modern British historiography. Despite its public profile, the Orange Order has not attracted commensurate scholarly attention. Uncritical apologists apart, historians have displayed condescending censure, stigmatising and dismissing the Order as sectarian – a term unduly restricted in their studies to violence and demonstrations. Having gained unique access to lodge membership records, the author provides a corrective. The book makes use of archive material to provide a study of ‘diasporic’ Orangeism, showing how it was imported into mainland Britain and implanted wit ... More

Keywords: sectarianism, violence, demonstrations, lodge membership, archive material, diasporic Orangeism, mainland Britain, working-class communities, Irish provenance, Toxteth lodge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780853239390
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313110


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald M. MacRaild, author