Letters of Blood and Fire: Primitive Accumulation, Peasant Resistance, and the Making of Agency in Early Nineteenth-Century Ireland

@article{Dunne2018LettersOB,
  title={Letters of Blood and Fire: Primitive Accumulation, Peasant Resistance, and the Making of Agency in Early Nineteenth-Century Ireland},
  author={Terence M. Dunne},
  journal={Critical Historical Studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={5},
  pages={45 - 74}
}
  • Terence M. Dunne
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • Critical Historical Studies
  • Agrarian social conflict played a major role in shaping Irish economic development from the 1760s to the 1930s. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, bands of peasants known as “whiteboys” defended customary rights to land with intimidation and violence. This article analyzes a collection of 135 so-called threatening letters from rural parts of the eastern province of Leinster in the year 1832. In the letters are found traces of the cultural practices through which peasants… CONTINUE READING
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