Casey, Brian (2014) 'Matt Harris and the Irish Land Question, 1876–1882.', Rural History, 25 (2). pp. 183-201.
The land question concerned all classes in Ireland in the nineteenth century. A series of grassroots leaders played an important role in local politics that served as a major building block for future generations of politicians and nationalists. Yet the role of these regional personalities has generally been neglected in historiography as attention is paid to a ‘top-down’ approach to the Irish Land War. This article aims to address a lacuna in research by paying attention to one of the more significant regional personalities during the Irish Land War: Matt Harris. It will explore the ideas that he expressed on Land League platforms, pamphlets, newspapers and the Parnell Commission, as he sought a solution to the social malaise that was perpetuated thanks to an imbalance in land legislation that favoured stronger farmers while also giving a voice to the subaltern classes in the west of Ireland.
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|Publisher statement:||This article has been published in a revised form in Rural History https://doi.org/10.1017/S0956793314000053. This version is published under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND. No commercial re-distribution or re-use allowed. Derivative works cannot be distributed. © Cambridge University Press 2014|
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|Date of first online publication:||04 September 2014|
|Date first made open access:||01 November 2021|
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