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Changing Land: Diaspora Activism and the Irish Land War

Niall Whelehan


The Irish Land War (1879–82) represented a turning point in modern Irish history, a social revolution that was part of a broader ideological moment when established ideas of property and land ownership were fundamentally challenged. A striking aspect of the Land War was its internationalism, spurred by links between different emigrant locations and an awareness of how the Land League’s demands to lower rents, end evictions, and abolish “landlordism” in Ireland connected with wider radical and reform causes. Changing Land provides a detailed investigation of Irish emigrants’ multifaceted activi ... More

Keywords: Irish history, Diaspora, Radicalism, Transnationalism, Migration, Protest, Transatlantic, Comparative

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479809554
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479809554.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Niall Whelehan, author
University of Strathclyde