Bravo Benburb!: John Ferguson and Michael Davitt

Elaine W. McFarland

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Michael Davitt (1846-1906) is a man often hailed as one of the main figures of nineteenth century Irish history, and is remembered in particular as the father of the Land League . In spite of this, research on his life and significance has been limited. Theo Moody s influential Davitt and the Irish Revolution (1981) only covers Davitt s life until 1882 for example. This collection of essays builds upon, challenges and revises Moody s work to highlight areas of Davitt s life which have remained in the background (such as his impact on the British labour movement, and especially Scotland, his education in Lancashire and his own views on education in a free Ireland) and to reassess Davitt s position in Irish history and popular imagination.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMichael Davitt: New Perspectives
Place of PublicationCork
PublisherIrish Academic Press
ISBN (Print)9780716530428
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


  • Michael Davitt
  • Irish history
  • John Ferguson


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