By David Sim

ISBN-10: 0801451841

ISBN-13: 9780801451843

In the mid-nineteenth century the Irish question—the governance of the island of Ireland—demanded recognition on each side of the Atlantic. In A Union Forever, David Sim examines how Irish nationalists and their American sympathizers tried to persuade legislators and statesmen to take advantage of the burgeoning worldwide impact of the U.S. to accomplish Irish independence. at the same time, he tracks how American politicians used the Irish query as technique of furthering their very own diplomatic and political ends.

Combining an cutting edge transnational technique with recognition to the complexities of yank statecraft, Sim rewrites the diplomatic heritage of this overlooked subject. He considers the influence that nonstate actors had on formal affairs among the us and Britain, discovering that not just did Irish nationalists fail to contain the U.S. of their reason yet really fostered an Anglo-American rapprochement within the ultimate 3rd of the 19th century. Their disasters led them to search out new technique of selling Irish self-determination, together with an altogether extra radical, innovative method that will modify the process Irish and British historical past over the following century.

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