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Liverpool SectarianismThe Rise and Demise$
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Keith Daniel Roberts

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781786940100

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781786940100.001.0001

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The Rise of Sectarianism

The Rise of Sectarianism

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Liverpool Sectarianism

Keith Daniel Roberts

Liverpool University Press

The chapter demonstrates how the arrival of the famine Irish changed (or reinforced) attitudes in the port in a decidedly anti-Irish/Catholic direction. It portrays how the presence of the famine Irish and their ‘strange’ customs resulted in their scapegoating as scroungers and alien economic competitors. The concentration of the Irish population in ethno-religious ghettoes and its effects on the city are also analysed as well as the protagonists and consequences of Irish immigration. It outlines the growth of the Roman Catholic Church in Liverpool, in response to the arrival the famine Irish and demonstrates how Catholic influence grew in line with its congregation, as did the strength of the Orange Order, in response to this influx. Both organisations, the chapter suggests, would become key players in the sectarian dynamics of the city. Attention then turns to the city’s sectarian orators and the violence that characterised the port in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Keywords:   Sectarian, Violence, Protestant, Orange Order, Irish, Famine, Roman Catholic Church

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