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Father Mathew's Crusade

Temperance in Nineteenth-century Ireland and Irish America

John F. Quinn (author)

ISBN: 9781558493407

Publication Date: Mar 2002

Format: Paperback

A chronicle of the mercurial rise, fall and revival of the Irish temperance movement. It examines how a popular Franciscan friar, Father Theobald Mathew, was almost single-handedly responsible for the transformation of Ireland into a temperance stronghold in the 1830s and 40s.

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Quinn's research and scholarship are very impressive, sound, and up-to-date. The book makes a significant contribution to the field. I would use it in the courses I teach on Modern Irish history and on the Irish in America. - Kerby A. Miller, author of Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America
Illustrations 14 illustrations
Pages 256
Date Published 31 Mar 2002
Publisher University of Massachusetts Press
Subject/s Ethical issues & debates   British & Irish history   Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900   History of the Americas   Social & cultural history   Illness & addiction: social aspects   Demonstrations & protest movements  

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