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Against Home Rule: the case for the Union

Author: Arthur J. Balfour (et al.)

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  1. Pamphlets: A list of pamphlets relating to Home Rule is available on the following webpage maintained by the London School of Economics:
  2. Home government for Ireland: being a series of articles reprinted from "The Cork examiner", by John Francis Maguire. 1872.
  3. Isaac Butt, Address to the people of Ireland. 1873.
  4. Isaac Butt, Home government for Ireland. Irish federalism! Its meaning, its objects, and its hopes. (3rd ed. Dublin 1870; 4th ed. Dublin 1874).
  5. Isaac Butt's speech proposing Home Rule, 30 June 1874, Hansard iii vol 220 700–717.
  6. Proceedings of the Home Rule Conference held at Dublin on 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st November 1873 ... (Dublin, 1874).
  7. H. de F. Montgomery, Correspondence with Mr. Gladstone and notes on the pamphlet, "Gladstone & Burke". 1884.
  8. Thomas Maguire. England's duty to Ireland, as plain to a loyal Irish Roman Catholic. 1886.
  9. A.V. Dicey. England's Case Against Home Rule (London 1886), reprinted 1986.
  10. J. Middleton. An Englishman's plea for Home Rule. 1886.
  11. Isaac Butt, Facts for Mr. Parnell's Bill: a speech delivered in the House of Commons, on 21st September, 1886. 27 pp.
  12. W.R. Young. Arguments in support of Home Rule. 1893.
  13. "The Economist" on the Irish government bill of 1893: a series of articles dealing with the financial aspect Home Rule (Dublin: The Irish Unionist Alliance, 1893). [Reprinted from "The Economist" Feb. 18th to May 6th, 1893.]
  14. An examination of the Home rule bill of 1893: With an appendix containing the full text of the measure itself. (Dublin: Liberal union of Ireland, 1893.)
  15. John E. Redmond. Historical and political addresses 1883–1897. 1898.
  16. T.W. Russell. England's opportunity in Ireland. 1902.
  17. Alice Effie Murray, A History of the Commercial Relations between Great Britain and Ireland, London 1903, 1907. (Reprinted New York 1970).
  18. The ABC of home rule in three parts, 1911, Unionist Association of Ireland.
  19. Erskine Childers. The Framework of Home Rule. 1911.
  20. Aspects of Home Rule, selected from the speeches of Arthur Balfour. 1912
  21. Is Ulster right? A statement of the question at issue between Ulster and the Nationalist Party ... by an Irishman. (London: John Murray 1913).
  22. William O'Brien. Grattan's Home Rule, Gladstone's, and Asquith's: an answer to a boast. 1915.
  23. W.E. Gladstone, speech introducing the First Home Rule Bill, 8 April 1886 (Hansard iii vol. 304 1036 ff, reprinted in A.Tilney Bassett Gladstone: Speeches, Descriptive Index and Bibliography (London 1916).
  24. Sir Horace Plunkett, Home Rule and conscription (Dublin: Talbot, 1918).
  25. T. M. Healy, Letters and leaders of my day (2 vols, London 1928).
  26. Godfrey Vincent de Clinton Parmiter. Roger Casement. London: A. Barker, 1936.
  27. J. L. Hammond, Gladstone and the Irish Nation (London 1938).
  28. Terence de Vere White, The road to excess (Dublin 1946).
  29. Hugh Shearman, Anglo-Irish relations. London: Faber, 1948.
  30. Gerard Anthony Hayes-McCoy. 'Robert Louis Stevenson and the Irish question'. Studies; an Irish quarterly review, 39 (1950).
  31. Harford Montgomery Hyde. Carson: the life of Sir Edward Carson, Lord Carson of Duncairn. London: Heinemann, 1953.
  32. Conor Cruise O'Brien, Parnell and his party, 1880–90 (Oxford 1957).
  33. Lawrence John McCaffrey. 'Isaac Butt and the Home Rule movement: a study in conservative nationalism'. Review of Politics 22 (1960).
  34. Lawrence John McCaffrey, 'Irish Federalism in the 1870's: a study in conservative nationalism', Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, NS, 52 (1962), Part 6.
  35. F. S. Leland Lyons, The fall of Parnell, 1890–91 (London 1960).
  36. L. P. Curtis, Coercion and conciliation in Ireland, 1880–1892: a study in conservative unionism (Princeton NJ 1963).
  37. David Thornley, Isaac Butt and Home Rule (London 1964).
  38. A. T. Q. Stewart, The Ulster crisis: resistance to Home Rule, 1912–1914 (London 1967), repr. Belfast 1997.
  39. F. S. Leland Lyons. 'The two faces of home rule'. In Nowlan, Kevin Barry, The Making of 1916: studies in the history of the Rising (Dublin: The Stationery Office, 1969).
  40. J. C. Beckett, 'Carson: unionist and rebel', in his Confrontations: studies in Irish history (London 1972).
  41. Patrick Buckland, Irish Unionism, 1885–1923: a documentary history (Belfast 1973).
  42. Ian Dalton. 'Southern Irish Unionism: a study of Cork Unionists, 1884–1914'. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 5th ser., 23 (1973).
  43. F. S. Leland Lyons, Charles Stewart Parnell (London 1977).
  44. R. A. Cosgrove, 'The relevance of Irish history: the Gladstone-Dicey debate about home rule, 1886–87'. Éire-Ireland, 13:4 (1978).
  45. MacDonagh, Oliver. 'The last bill of pains and penalties: the case of Daniel O'Sullivan, 1869'. Irish Historical Studies, 19:74 (1974), 136–55.
  46. Robert Fitzroy Foster. 'Parnell and his people: the ascendancy and home rule'. Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 6 (1980).
  47. Owen Dudley Edwards. 'Divided treason and divided loyalties: Roger Casement and others'. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 5th ser., 32 (1982)
  48. James Loughlin, Gladstone, Home Rule, and the Ulster Question, 1882–93 (Dublin 1986)
  49. Alan O'Day, Parnell and the first Home Rule episode 1884–87 (Dublin 1986).
  50. William Michael Murphy, The Parnell myth and Irish politics 1891–1956 (New York 1986).
  51. Paul Bew, Conflict and conciliation in Ireland, 1890–1910: Parnellites and radical agrarians (Oxford 1987).
  52. Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh. 'From United Kingdom to divided island: aspects of the Irish experience, 1850–1922'. In: Thomas Bartlett ; Chris Curtin; Riana O'Dwyer; Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh (eds.), Irish studies: a general introduction (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 1988) 126–151.
  53. Alan O'Day, Irish Home Rule, 1867–1921 (Manchester 1998).
  54. Isaac Butt on Rome Rule. Hansard 3 (commons), 3rd series, ccxx, 30th June 1874, in: A. Mitchell & P. Ó Snodaigh (eds.), Irish Political Documents 1869–1916. (Dublin 1989).
  55. Gordon Lucy, (ed.). The Ulster covenant: a pictorial history of the 1912 Home Rule crisis. Belfast: Ulster Society, 1989.
  56. B. M. Walker. Ulster politics: the formative years, 1868–1886. Belfast, 1990.
  57. Alan O'Day. 'Home rule and the historians'. In: David George Boyce; Alan O'Day, (eds.), The making of modern Irish history: revisionism and the revisionist controversy (London and New York: Routledge, 1996).
  58. Michael Foy. 'Ulster Unionist propaganda against Home Rule 1912–14'. History Ireland, 4:1 (1996).
  59. Derry Kelleher, Home rule as Rome rule: the unspoken unionist and loyalist case (Justice Books, 7). Greystones, County Wicklow: Justice Books, 1997.
  60. Margaret O'Callaghan, 'Franchise reform, "first past the post" and the strange case of Unionist Ireland'. Parliamentary History, 16 (1997), 85–106. Publisher: Sutton; Edinburgh University Press.
  61. Jeremy Smith. Britain and Ireland: from home rule to independence (Seminar Studies in History). Harlow: Longman, 2000
  62. Carla King. 'Defenders of the union: Sir Horace Plunkett'. In Boyce, D. George; O'Day, Alan (ed.), Defenders of the union: a survey of British and Irish unionism since 1801 (London and New York: Routledge, 2001),
  63. Gary Peatling. British opinion and Irish self-government, 1865-1925: from unionism to liberal Commonwealth. 2001.
  64. Alan Megahey, '"God will defend the right": the protestant churches and opposition to home rule'. In Boyce, D. George; O'Day, Alan (ed.), Defenders of the union: a survey of British and Irish unionism since 1801 (London and New York: Routledge, 2001).
  65. Gary Peatling, British opinion and Irish self-government, 1865–1925: from unionism to liberal Commonwealth (Dublin and Portland, Oregon: Irish Academic Press, 2001).
  66. David Fitzpatrick, 'The Orange Order and the border'. Irish Historical Studies, 33:129 (2002), 52–67.
  67. Brian Girvin, From union to union: nationalism, democracy and religion in Ireland—Act of Union to EU. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 2002.
  68. Thomas C. Kennedy, 'Tory radicalism and the Home Rule crisis, 1910–1914: the case of Lord Willoughby de Broke'. Canadian Journal of History, 37:1 (2002), 23–39.
  69. David George Boyce, 'Ireland and British politics, 1900–1939'. In Wrigley, Christopher John (ed.), A companion to early twentieth-century Britain (Blackwell Companions to British History) (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2003), 102–17.
  70. Catriona Burness, 'Strange associations': the Irish question and the making of Scottish unionism, 1886–1918. East Linton: Tuckwell, 2003.
  71. Dan Jackson, '"Friends of the Union": Liverpool, Ulster, and Home Rule 1910–1914'. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire & Cheshire, 152 (2003), 101–32. Publisher: Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire.
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Against Home Rule: the case for the Union by Arthur J. Balfour; J. Austen Chamberlain ... (et al.) with an introduction by Sir Edward Carson and preface by A. Bonar Law, M.P.. S. Rosenbaum (ed), first edition [347 pp. Preface 11–14; Contents 15–16; Introduction 17–38; Historical 39; Critical 79; Constructve 223.] Frederick Warne & Company Ltd.London and New York (1912)


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