Introduction; 1. The 1798 rebellion in its eighteenth-century contexts Jim Smith; 2. The politics of crisis and rebellion, 1792-8 Louis Cullen; 3. The magistracy and counter-revolution in Ulster, 1795-8 Nancy J. Curtin; 4. The shift in United Irish leadership from Belfast to Dublin, 1796-8 Tommy Graham; 5. The Belfast laugh: the context and significance of United Irish satires Mary Helen Thuente; 6. Class, religion and rebellion: Wexford in 1798 Daniel Gahan; 7. Endgame: the treatment of defeated rebels and 'suffering loyalists' after the 1798 rebellion Thomas Bartlett; 8. Marquess Cornwallis and the fate of Irish rebel prisoners in the aftermath of the 1798 rebellion Michael Durey; 9. The act of union and 'public opinion' Jim Smyth; 10. Radicals and reactionaries: portraits of the late 1790s in Ireland Fintan Cullen; 11. Irish Christianity and revolution David W. Miller; 12. Republicanism and radical memory: the O'Connors, O'Carolan and the United Irishmen Luke Gibbons.
The essays in this collection focus on United Irish propaganda and organisation before and during the 1798 rebellion.
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