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Liverpool Sectarianism: The Rise and Demise

Keith Daniel Roberts


For a period spanning two centuries the sectarian (‘orange’ versus ‘green’) divide in Liverpool soured relations between its residents. Indeed, the city’s political representatives were often elected on the basis of their ethno-religious pedigree and street clashes, particularly on the twelfth of July, were commonplace. Politics continued to be influenced by religion until the mid-1970s. Weakening sectarianism, in the limited existing studies, is attributed largely to post-war slum clearance, but this book asserts that causality is much more complex. There are a range of factors that have cont ... More

Keywords: Liverpool, Sectarianism, Football, Orange, Irish, Catholic, Protestant, Politics, Religion, Identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940100
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940100.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Daniel Roberts, author