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Published: 15 March 2013

284 Pages | 2 b/w tables

9 3/4 X 7 1/2 inches

ISBN: 9781846318481

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The 'Natural Leaders' and their World

Politics, Culture and Society in Belfast, c. 1801-1832

Jonathan Jeffrey Wright

Liverpool University Press

Reappraisals in Irish History LUP

  • It is a wide ranging and historiographically engaged study which addresses a range of neglected areas relating to the history of Belfast, incorporating cultural and literary history alongside more traditional political and religious themes
  • It seeks to place Belfast within broader British and European contexts
  • It provides a detailed account of the life of William Tennent, a prominent Belfast United Irishman, the extent of whose involvement in radical politics has, hitherto, remained obscure
  • It makes a major contribution to the literature on the transformation of Presbyterian radicalism in the years following the 1798 rebellion, portraying the post-98 period in a more positive light than it appears in subsequent scholarship

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