Tree of Liberty
Radicalism, Catholicism, and the Construction of Irish Identity, 1760-1830
Paperback | 9780268018948 | December 1998
The four independent but interlocking essays included revolve around the 1790's, arguably the pivotal decade in the evolution of modern Ireland. The 1790's witnessed the emergence of separatism, popular republicanism and loyalism, and the Orange Order and Maynooth College, and culminated in the act of Union, which defined subsequent relations between Ireland and Britain.
Kevin Whelan is the Michael Smurfit Director of the Keough Naughton Notre Dame Centre in Dublin. He has written or edited fifteen books and over one hundred articles on Ireland’s history, geography and culture.