A Rotten Borough: Politics and Society in Athlone, 1830-85

A Rotten Borough: Politics and Society in Athlone, 1830-85

by Jim Lenehan

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Overview

Until the introduction of the secret ballot in 1872, voting in parliamentary elections throughout Ireland and Britain was carried out in public. In the context of small electorates that were often divided on religious or other factional lines, voters were subject to a variety of blandishments and menaces. This work examines Athlone in the period 1830���±1885 and, through an inquiry into the character of political activity, seeks to illuminate the attitudes and social behaviour of its inhabitants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780716526766
Publisher: Irish Academic Press
Publication date: 09/27/1999
Series: Maynooth Studies in Irish Local History Series , #26
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements6
1Introduction7
2Athlone and its changing social structure, 1830-859
3The political community in the era of O'Connell21
4Political developments, 1847-8534
5Conclusion49
Appendices51
Notes54

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