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Ulster Since 1600: Politics, Economy, and Society

Liam Kennedy and Philip Ollerenshaw


The word ‘Ulster’ conjures up images of communal conflict, sectarianism and peace processes of indefinite duration but, as this volume shows, there is much more to the history of Ulster and its peoples. From the Plantation of Ulster in the early seventeenth century, the province has been home to three major ethnic and religious groups. It was this variegated society that produced a precociously early emigration to North America; that celebrated the outbreak of the French Revolution; that in the Victorian era hosted Ireland’s first industrial city. Its rural poor suffered destruction and death ... More

Keywords: Ulster, Ireland, communal conflict, sectarianism, ‘troubles’, industrialization, famine, economy, labour, sport, peace process

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199583119
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583119.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Liam Kennedy, editor
Professor Emeritus of Economic and Social History, Queen's University, Belfast

Philip Ollerenshaw, editor
Reader in History, University of the West of England, Bristol

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