Gender and the Nationalistic Ballad: Thomas Davis, Thomas Moore, and Their Songs

  title={Gender and the Nationalistic Ballad: Thomas Davis, Thomas Moore, and Their Songs},
  author={Timothy Mason Love},
  journal={New Hibernia Review},
  pages={68 - 85}
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  • Published 30 May 2017
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Thomas Davis was a powerful force behind the wave of cultural nationalism that swept Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century. A cofounder of the influential Irish weekly The Nation, Davis used the journal as a platform to promote a brand of Irish nationalism distinctive for its nonsectarian appeal. Fiery editorial prose carried his message to the public, but so, too, did poetry and song, modes of cultural expression increasingly linked to nationalist agendas throughout Europe at the time. “Young… 

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