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Marianne Elliott

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318078

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317774

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(p.1) Introduction
Wolfe Tone
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This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about life and career of Theobald Wolfe Tone who is regarded as the founder of Irish republicanism. This volume explores Tone's family and educational background and his revolutionary views. It highlights the impact of his pamphlet An Argument on Behalf of the Catholics of Ireland in altering the course of Irish radical politics and discusses his view that religious identities must be merged into the common one of Irishman. It also considers his work as a republican agent abroad, in the U.S. and France.

Keywords:   Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish republicanism, political career, revolutionary views, radical politics, religious identities, republican agent, U.S., France

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