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Civilising Rural Ireland : The Co-Operative Movement, Development and the Nation-State, 1889-1939

By: Doyle, Patrick

1526150565 / 9781526150561
Paperback / softback
941.5082
01/06/2020
Published 01/06/2020
United Kingdom
156 x 234 mm 248 pages, 5 black & white illustrations
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The introduction of co-operative societies into the Irish countryside during the late-nineteenth century transformed rural society and created an enduring economic legacy.

Civilising rural Ireland challenges predominant narratives of Irish history that explain the emergence of the nation-state through the lens of political conflict and violence.

Instead the book takes as its focus the numerous leaders, organisers, and members of the Irish co-operative movement.

Together these people captured the spirit of change as they created a modern Ireland through their reorganisation of the countryside, the spread of new economic ideas, and the promotion of mutually-owned businesses.

Besides giving a comprehensive account of the co-operative movement's introduction to Irish society the book offers an analysis of the importance of these radical economic ideas upon political Irish nationalism. -- .

BIC:

1DBR Ireland, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, JPB Comparative politics, KJVW Employee-ownership & co-operatives

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