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Townend, Paul A. 1967-

Works: 3 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 417 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Paul A Townend
Father Mathew, temperance, and Irish identity by Paul A Townend( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to home rule : anti-imperialism and the Irish national movement by Paul A Townend( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1870s and 1880s, as the United Kingdom avidly built its empire in Asia and Africa, its rampant expansionism came under the scrutiny of its first and oldest colony, Ireland. Some Irish considered themselves loyal subjects and proud participants in the imperial enterprise, but others drew sharp analogies between the crown's ongoing conquests of distant lands and its centuries-old oppression of their homeland. The Irish were aware of how the British army had brutally suppressed Afghans, Egyptians, Zulus, and Boers-and how returning troops were then redeployed to quash dissent in Ireland. In Irish eyes, misrule by British officials and absentee landlords mirrored imperial oppression across the globe. Paul Townend shows that a growing critique of British imperialism shaped a rapidly evolving Irish political consciousness and was a crucial factor giving momentum to the Home Rule and Land League campaigns. Examining newspaper accounts, the rich political cartoons of the era, and the rhetoric and actions of Irish nationalists, he argues that anti-imperialism was a far more important factor in the formation of the independence movement than has been previously recognized in historical scholarship
Ireland in an imperial world : citizenship, opportunism, and subversion by Timothy G McMahon( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland in an Imperial World interrogates the myriad ways through which Irish men and women experienced, participated in, and challenged empires in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Most importantly, they were integral players simultaneously managing and undermining the British Empire, and through their diasporic communities, they built sophisticated arguments that aided challenges to other imperial projects. In emphasizing the interconnections between Ireland and the wider British and Irish worlds, this book argues that a greater appreciation of empire is essential for enriching our understanding of the development of Irish society at home. Moreover, these thirteen essays argue plainly that Ireland was on the cutting edge of broader global developments, both in configuring and dismantling Europe's overseas empires
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Father Mathew, temperance, and Irish identity
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