© 2010

Politics, Society and the Middle Class in Modern Ireland

  • Editors
  • Fintan Lane

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Fintan Lane
    Pages 1-6
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 289-297

About this book


An examination of Irish society and politics, providing a wide-ranging introduction to the involvement of the middle classes in Irish political life and the public sphere accrosss the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. Combines analytical surveys and case/area studies to offer new perspectives on crucial movements and figures in Irish history.


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About the authors

FINTAN LANE is a former editor of Saothar, the journal of Irish labour history. His publications include The Origins of Modern Irish Socialism (1997), In Search of Thomas Sheahan: Radical Politics in Cork, 1824–1836 (2001) and, as co-editor, Politics and the Irish Working Class, 1830–1945 (2005).

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