Thomas D'Arcy Mcgee: Passion, Reason, and Politics, 1825-1857

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Jun 22, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 449 pages
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Thomas D'Arcy McGee: Passion, Reason, and Politics, 1825-1857, the first volume in a two-part biography, explores the development of those principles in Ireland and the United States. From his early temperance speeches in Wexford, Ireland, David Wilson follows McGee across the Atlantic, where at nineteen he became the editor of America's leading Irish newspaper, and traces his subsequent involvement with the Young Ireland movement, his reactions to the Famine, and his role in the Rising of 1848.
 

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While I bought this book in the "biography" section of a large book store, it is really more of a history of the politics of Ireland in the mid-1800s than a biography of Thomas D'Arcy McGee ... Read full review

Contents

1 Day and Night Are the Whole World
3
IRELAND THE UNITED STATES
47
IRELAND
99
THE UNITED STATES
225
Notes
361
Bibliography
407
Index
423
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David A. Wilson is a professor in the Celtic Studies Program and the Department of History at the University of Toronto. He is the author and editor of several books including Ireland, A Bicycle, and a Tin Whistle and United Irishmen, United States: Immigrant Radicals in the Early Republic.