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A Union Forever: The Irish Question and U.S. Foreign Relations in the Victorian Age

David Sim


In the mid-nineteenth century the Irish question—the governance of the island of Ireland—demanded attention on both sides of the Atlantic. This book examines how Irish nationalists and their American sympathizers attempted to convince legislators and statesmen to use the burgeoning global influence of the United States to achieve Irish independence. Simultaneously, the book tracks how American politicians used the Irish question as means of furthering their own diplomatic and political ends. Combining an innovative transnational methodology with attention to the complexities of American statec ... More

Keywords: Irish independence, Ireland, governance, American politicians, American statecraft

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451843
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451843.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Sim, author
Lecturer in US History, University College London