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Captain Rock : the Irish agrarian rebellion of 1821-1824

Author: James S Donnelly
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, cop. 2009.
Series: History of Ireland and the Irish diaspora.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Named for its mythical leader "Captain Rock," avenger of agrarian wrongs, the Rockite movement of 1821-24 in Ireland was notorious for its extraordinary violence. In Captain Rock, James S. Donnelly,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James S Donnelly
ISBN: 9780299233143 0299233146
OCLC Number: 758899556
Description: 1 vol. (XIV-508 p.) : ill., cartes. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Origins of the Movement 2. Expansion and Retreat 3. Ideology and Organization 4. Pastorini and Captain Rock: Millenarianism and Sectarianism 5. Social Composition and Leadership 6. The Issue of Tithes 7. The Issue of Rents 8. Patterns of Agrarian Violence 9. Repression of the Movement Conclusion Notes AbbreviationsBibliography Index
Series Title: History of Ireland and the Irish diaspora.
Responsibility: James S. Donnelly, Jr.


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"Donnelly's knowledge of Irish rural society is both broad and deep, and this is by far the most thorough and insightful study of this tragic, complex, and very important episode in pre-famine Irish Read more...

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