Unionism, nationalism and the Scottish Catholic Periphery, 1850-1930

Sara Karly Kehoe

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This article investigates the relationship between nationalism, unionism and Catholicism between 1850 and 1930 and proposes that ideas about the Scottish nation and national identity had a strong connection with the re-emergence and development of Catholicism. The presence of a large Irish-born and Irish-descended Catholic population meant that although there was a peripheral sensitivity to Ireland and an intellectual curiosity with Home Rule, indigenous Catholics remained deeply committed to the Scottish nation within the British state.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-83
Number of pages18
JournalBritain and the World
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


  • nationalism
  • catholicism
  • unionism
  • Scotland
  • history


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