Unlimited [Nonfiction Book] ↠ The Glory of Being Britons: Civic Unionism in Nineteenth-Century Belfast - by John Bew ✓

By John Bew | Comments: ( 138 ) | Date: ( Nov 13, 2019 )

At a moment when British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has excluded Ireland from his version of modern Britishness, John Bew s book could not be timely Covering a period of almost ninety years, Bew demonstrates how a strongly held British national identity took hold in nineteenth century Belfast, a town which was once regarded as the centre of republicanism and rebelliAt a moment when British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has excluded Ireland from his version of modern Britishness, John Bew s book could not be timely Covering a period of almost ninety years, Bew demonstrates how a strongly held British national identity took hold in nineteenth century Belfast, a town which was once regarded as the centre of republicanism and rebellion in Ireland Starting with the impact of the French Revolution a cause of huge celebration in Belfast this book describes how political and civic culture in the town became deeply immersed in the imagined community of the British nation after the Act of Union of 1801, allowing the author to provide a new perspective on the roots of Ulster s opposition to Home Rule What caused this shift from Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity to God save the Queen While entirely aware of the sectarian division in Ulster, Bew places these developments in the wider context of the Westminster political system and debates about the United Kingdom s place in the world , thus providing a balanced and sophisticated view of the politics of nineteenth century Belfast, arguing that it was not simply dominated by the struggle between Orange and Green The book breaks new ground in examining how the formative nation building episodes in Britain such as war, parliamentary reform, and social, economic and scientific advancement played out in the unique context of Belfast and the surrounding area Ultimately, however, it also explains how the exponents of this civic unionism struggled to make their voices heard as Britain and Ireland entered the age of mass democracy and traditional modes of identification began to reassert themselves, even before the Home Rule crisis began.


  • Title: The Glory of Being Britons: Civic Unionism in Nineteenth-Century Belfast
  • Author: John Bew
  • ISBN: 9780716529743
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

John Bew

Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.John Bew is Reader in History and Foreign Policy at the War Studies Department at King s College London and Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence In 2013 he became the Henry A Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress From 2007 10, Bew was Lecturer in Modern British History at Cambridge University, where he was also educated He has published several books and papers, writes for the New Statesman, Irish Times, London Review of Books and Spectator, among others and appears regularly on television and radio including Newsnight, The Review Show, the Today Programme and Sky News He is currently filming a documentary for the BBC on Lord Castlereagh He lives in London, and lectures in political institutions around the world.



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