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Irish, Catholic and ScouseThe History of the Liverpool-Irish, 1800-1940$
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John Belchem

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781846311079

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313363

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The First World War: Free Citizens of a Free Empire?

The First World War: Free Citizens of a Free Empire?

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(p.249) 10 The First World War: Free Citizens of a Free Empire?
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Irish, Catholic and Scouse
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DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313363.012

This chapter discusses the ‘free’ imperial framework of citizens throughout the First World War. Politicians and priests competed with each other in patriotic rhetoric, trying to ensure full citizenship rights for Catholics and Irish within the ‘free’ imperial framework. Participation in the war effort was meant to improve leverage and profile. In championing the interests of the first victims of war, the Liverpool-Irish marked their patriotism while displaying the prejudicial treatment of Catholics. The Irish in Britain reassigned commitment to the Labour Party. The move to Labour was a lengthy and complex process, made all the more complex by the Irish revolution, the Anglo-Irish War and subsequent civil war.

Keywords:   citizenship, Catholics, Irish, First World War, Liverpool-Irish, patriotism, Britain, Labour Party

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