Irish Protestant identities is a major multi-disciplinary portrayal and analysis of the often overlooked Protestant tradition in Ireland. A distinguished team of contributors explore what is distinctive about the religious minority on the island of Ireland. Protestant contributions to literature, culture, religion and politics are all examined. Accessible and engaging throughout, the book examines the contributions to Irish society from Protestant authors, Protestant churches, the Orange Order, Unionist parties and Ulster loyalists. Most books on Ireland have concentrated upon the Catholicism and Nationalism which shaped the country in terms of literature, poetry, politics and outlook. This book instead explores how a minority tradition has developed and coped with existence in a polity and society in which some historically felt under-represented or neglected. -- .
List of tablesList of figuresList of contributorsAcknowledgementsAbbreviationsIntroduction 1. The memory of 1641 and Protestant identity in Restoration and Jacobite Ireland - John Gibney2. Ascendancy insecurities: cross pressures on an improving landlord - Mervyn Busteed3. Last of their line: the disappearing Anglo-Irish in twentieth-century fiction and autobiographies - Deidre O'ByrneCOPING STRATEGIES IN A CHANGING IRELAND4. 'Survival of the Fittest': Protestant dissenting congregations of Munster, 1660-1810 - David Butler5. Protestants and politics in the Republic of Ireland: is integration complete? - Bernadette C Hayes and Tony Fahey6. 'If a house be divided against itself that house cannot stand': the Church of Ireland and the political border - Daithi O'CorrainTHE GENDER DIMENSION7. Negotiating identities: faith and gender in the mission field - Myrtle Hill8. The Church of Ireland Diocese of Ferns 1945-65: a female perspective - Catherine O'Connor9. Assessing an absence: Ulster Protestant women authors 1900-60 - Naomi Doak RELIGION AND IDENTITY10. Visible differences: the 1859 Revival and communal identity in Belfast - Mark Doyle11. Evangelical Christians and Irish identity in Independent Ireland - Patrick Mitchel12. 'No we are not Catholics': illogical intersections of faith and identity - Sarah Morgan and Bronwen WalterTHE OVERSEAS CONTEXT13. Ulster Scot immigration to America - James Doan14. Ulster transplanted: Irish Protestants, everyday life and constructions of identity in Victorian Toronto - William Jenkins15. What satire can be more eloquent than reality? Reporting the Northern Unionists in the French press - Ian McKeaneIDENTITY AND CULTURE16. Identity and victimhood among Northern Ireland border Protestants - Hastings Donnan17. Scenting the paper rose: the Ulster Scots quest for music and identity - Fintan Vallely18. The evolution of national identity amongst Ulster Protestants during the twentieth century - Thomas HennesseyTHE ORANGE TRADITION19. Pride before a fall? Orangeism in Liverpool since 1945 - Peter Day20. The contemporary Orange Order in Northern Ireland - Jonathan Tonge and James W. McAuleyTHE PROTESTANT WORKIGN CLASS: POLITICAL AND PARAMILITARY REPRESENTATION21. Duck or rabbit? The value systems of Loyalist paramilitaries - Lyndsey Harris22. A weapon in the struggle? Loyalist paramilitarism and the politics of auto/biography in contemporary Northern Ireland - Stephen Hopkins23. Containment and the politics of Loyalist-based conflict transformation - Brian Graham24. The Northern Ireland Labour Party and Protestant working class identity - Aaron Edwards25. The Protestant working class and the fragmentation of Ulster Unionism - Graham Walker26. Unionist identity and party fortunes since the Good Friday Agreement - Neil Southern -- .