If the Irish ran the world: Montserrat, 1630–1730 . By Donald Harman Akenson. Pp xii, 273, maps. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press; Kingston a Montreal: McGill–Queen’s University Press. 1997. £29.95 hardback; £14.95 paperback.

@article{Ohlmeyer1998IfTI,
  title={If the Irish ran the world: Montserrat, 1630–1730 . By Donald Harman Akenson. Pp xii, 273, maps. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press; Kingston a Montreal: McGill–Queen’s University Press. 1997. £29.95 hardback; £14.95 paperback.},
  author={Jane H. Ohlmeyer},
  journal={Irish Historical Studies},
  year={1998},
  volume={31},
  pages={285 - 287}
}
  • J. Ohlmeyer
  • Published 1 November 1998
  • History
  • Irish Historical Studies
Given his research interests, Fagan wisely concentrates on the pre-1760 period in five of his seven chapters. The last two on the Catholic question during the reign of George HI are the weakest and show that while the author has been very productive in his researches, he has not kept up with much of the most recent writing on the subject. In this period he talks about the manoeuvres of Bishop Hervey of Derry in trying to get the Catholic clergy to agree to a loyalty oath in order to argue for…