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Transatlantic Triumph and Heroic Failure

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This account of heroic failure has all the ingredients of a great adventure tale. The Atlantic Steam Navigation Company, the Galway Line, had a colorful history as one of the most unfortunate shipping lines ever registered. Launched in 1858, it suffe

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The Mystery of Overend and Gurney

Author : Geoffrey Elliott
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In May 1866, Overend and Gurney, the City of London's leading discount house suspended all payments and provoked a panic in the city. The owners were put on trial and investors in the bank were outraged at the events which resulted in many lost fortunes. This book gives an account of the downfall of a once much respected bank.

Decoding the Landscape

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Across the Oceans

Author : Seija-Riitta Laakso
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In the early 19th century, the only way to transmit information was to send letters across the oceans by sailing ships or across land by horse and coach. Growing world trade created a need and technological development introduced options to improve general information transmission. Starting in the 1830s, a network of steamships, railways, canals and telegraphs was gradually built to connect different parts of the world. The book explains how the rate of information circulation increased many times over as mail systems were developed. Nevertheless, regional differences were huge. While improvements on the most significant trade routes between Europe, the Americas and East India were considered crucial, distant places such as California or Australia had to wait for gold fever to become important enough for regular communications. The growth of passenger services, especially for emigrants, was a major factor increasing the number of mail sailings. The study covers the period from the Napoleonic wars to the foundation of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and includes the development of overseas business information transmission from the days of sailing ships to steamers and the telegraph.

Back to the Future of Irish Studies

Author : Maureen O'Connor
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This Festschrift for Professor Tadhg Foley of the National University of Ireland, Galway, who retired in 2009, gathers together international contributors in the fields of poetry, politics and academia to honour this great man's life and work. Professor Foley has not only been central in the development of Irish Studies and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies in Ireland and in the United States, but he has also enjoyed a long career as convivial host in his thatched cottage in Salthill, Galway. He remains one of the most popular and beloved figures in Irish academia. Among the eminent scholars included in the volume are Terry Eagleton, Robert Young, Penny Boumelha, David Lloyd, Luke Gibbons, Joep Leerssen and Maud Ellmann. The book is further enriched by poets Bernard O'Donoghue, Louis de Paor, Rita Ann Higgins, Michael D. Higgins and Tom Duddy. This collection is a rare and distinctive gathering of true and resonant voices, offering a unique portrait of late twentieth-century Irish literary and academic culture and its interplay with the United States.

American Government in Ireland 1790 1913

Author : Bernadette Whelan
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This book reconstructs American consular activity in Ireland from 1790 to 1913 and elucidates the interconnectedness of America’s foreign interests, Irish nationalism and British imperialism. Its originality lies in that it is based on an interrogation of American, British and Irish archives, and covers over one hundred years of American, Irish and British relations through the post of the American consular official while also uncovering the consul’s role in seminal events such as the War of 1812, the 1845-51 Irish famine, the American Civil War, Fenianism and mass Irish emigration. It is a history of the men who filled posts as consuls, vice consuls, deputy consuls and consular agents. It reveals their identities, how they interpreted and implemented US foreign policy, their outsider perspective on events in both Ireland and America and their contribution to the expanding transatlantic relationship. The work intersects diaspora studies, emigration history and diplomatic relations as well as illuminating the respective Irish-American, Anglo-Irish and Anglo-American relationships.

The Post Office in Ireland

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This is the first complete history of the Irish Post Office, an institution which has been at the heart of Irish life for over 300 years. It tells the story of how a small letter office grew into one of the greatest departments of State, influencing developments in areas of life which ranged from transport and communications to economics, technology and national identity. From the early days of postboys and packet ships to the introduction of the telegraph and telephone, the Post Office has played a vital role in communications, delivering mail to all parts of the island, maintaining precious links between Ireland and its emigrants, and representing, through the friendly face of a local postman or postmistress, an approachable facet of Government. Always a commercial enterprise as well as a public service, the Post Office has had to deal with the tensions that arise in that relationship and which today pose particularly serious challenges. At the heart of the book are the men and women whose fascinating stories and sympathetic characters have moulded the shape of the department and ensured its survival in the face of personal turmoil, rebellion and political intrigue. Drawing on much unpublished material, The Post Office in Ireland: An Illustrated History reveals an organisation that has been quietly influential in the development of Irish society and pays tribute to those who have faithfully served it. From letters and telegrams, to railways, radio and the GPO itself – this history of the Irish Post Office tells the story of our nation and its people in a unique and accessible way.

The Encyclopaedia of Ireland

Author : Brian Lalor
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The Encyclopaedia of Ireland contains a full A-Z listing of over 5500 articles on all things Irish, past and present, written by experts in the various fields. All the text has been specially commissioned and written for the Encyclopaedia. From the Mesolithic Age to the 21st century, this reference covers subjects as diverse as: biography, education, art and architecture, topography, sport, literature, history and politics, military, commerce and law, folklore, natural history, science, religion, transport, engineering, diet, food and drink, music and many more.

Irish Economic and Social History

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Intelligence Statecraft and International Power

Author : Eunan O'Halpin
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Addresses questions arising from the development and use by rulers and states of military, diplomatic, economic and political intelligence from ancient times. This book takes a view of intelligence as an element in state and international affairs

Historical Studies

Author : Michael Roberts
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Vol. 1- includes papers before the 1st-2d conferences, 1955-56.

Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History

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The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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Tijdschrift voor zeegeschiedenis

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Mededelingen van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Zeegeschiedenis

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The Spectator

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The New Statesman and Nation

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The Graphic0

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