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Loyalist Associational Culture and Civic Identity in Belfast, 1793-1835

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Blackstock, Allan (2010) Loyalist Associational Culture and Civic Identity in Belfast, 1793-1835. In: Associational Culture in Ireland and Abroad. (Eds: Kelly, Jennifer and Comerford, Vincent), Irish Academic Press, Dublin, pp. 47-66. ISBN 978-0-7165-30787 [Book section]

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Abstract

This chapter examines loyal associationalism in Belfast before and after the 1798 Rebellion and the Act of Union. Focussing on the Belfast Nelson Club and the Belfast Yeomanry it argues that these societies through their dinners and commemorative parades helped shape Belfast's civic identity in the early nineteenth century but control of that identity was contested with the town's radicals.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Loyalism, Belfast, Nelson Club, Irish Yeomanry, United Irishmen
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute > History
ID Code:20077
Deposited By:Dr Allan Blackstock
Deposited On:27 Sep 2011 10:59
Last Modified:27 Sep 2011 10:59

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