United Irishman: The Autobiography of James Hope

Author(s): NEWSINGER, John
ISBN13/Barcode: 9780850364965
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In this autobiography, James Hope, a leader in the United Irishmen, tells of his rôle in the Irish rebellion of 1798, which drew inspiration from the revolution in France, and worked against the domination of Ireland by the Anglophile minority of absentee landlords. James Hope's life is laced with the Christian metaphors of his times. He argues that those who make no use of land or resources have no right to it. The story of the rebellion tells of his travels all over Ireland and of support he garnered from both Catholics and Protestants. Hope was born in the parish of Temple Patrick, County Antrim in 1764, in to a family of Scottish Covenanters. He died in poverty almost fifty years after the rebellion. John Newsinger has annotated this text, and has written a detailed introduction which explains the development of the United Irishmen and Hope's involvement with them, and the movement's bloody defeat.

'A little gem of a book.' Socialist Review.
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In this autobiography, James Hope, a leader in the United Irishmen, tells of his rôle in the Irish rebellion of 1798, which drew inspiration from the revolution in France, and worked against the domination of Ireland by the Anglophile minority of absentee landlords. James Hope's life is laced with the Christian metaphors of his times. He argues that those who make no use of land or resources have no right to it. The story of the rebellion tells of his travels all over Ireland and of support he garnered from both Catholics and Protestants. Hope was born in the parish of Temple Patrick, County Antrim in 1764, in to a family of Scottish Covenanters. He died in poverty almost fifty years after the rebellion. John Newsinger has annotated this text, and has written a detailed introduction which explains the development of the United Irishmen and Hope's involvement with them, and the movement's bloody defeat. 'A little gem of a book.' Socialist Review.

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ISBN13/Barcode 9780850364965
ISBN10 0850364965
Author NEWSINGER, John
Binding Paperback
Date Published 20 Jun 2001
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 112
Publisher Merlin Press

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