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The Resource Swift, the book, and the Irish financial revolution : satire and sovereignty in Colonial Ireland, Sean D. Moore, (electronic book)

Swift, the book, and the Irish financial revolution : satire and sovereignty in Colonial Ireland, Sean D. Moore, (electronic book)

Label
Swift, the book, and the Irish financial revolution : satire and sovereignty in Colonial Ireland
Title
Swift, the book, and the Irish financial revolution
Title remainder
satire and sovereignty in Colonial Ireland
Statement of responsibility
Sean D. Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1700s, not all revolutions involved combat. Jonathan Swift, proving the pen is mightier than the sword, wrote scathing satires of England and, by so doing, fostered a growing sense of Irishness among the people who lived on the large island to the left of London. This sense of Irish nationalism, Moore argues, led to a greater sense of being independent from the mainland and, in what might be a surprise, more autonomy for Ireland than one might imagine. And so, when the good times rolled, Ireland got to keep much of its newly generated wealth. This was in sharp contrast to another British territory, consisting of thirteen colonies, where taxes tended to be increased with somewhat unpleasant consequences. What begins with a look at Swift's satiric writings ends up being a fascinating study of Colonialism and post-Colonialism--ever a subject of interest--allowing thoughtful and provocative insights into Irish and American history
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Sean D
Dewey number
828/.509
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3728.S2
LC item number
M66 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Satire, English
  • English literature
  • National characteristics, Irish
  • Book industries and trade
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Label
Swift, the book, and the Irish financial revolution : satire and sovereignty in Colonial Ireland, Sean D. Moore, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
God knows how we wretches came by that fashionable thing a national debt: the Dublin book trade and the Irish financial revolution -- Banking on print: the Bank of Ireland, the South Sea bubble, and the bailout -- Arachne's bowels: scatology, enlightenment, and Swift's relations with the London book trade -- Money, the great divider of the world, has, by a strange revolution, been the great uniter of a most divided people: from minting to printing in the Drapier's letters -- Devouring posterity: a modest proposal, empire, and Ireland's debt of the nation -- A mart of literature: the 1730s and the rise of a literary public sphere in Ireland -- Epilogue: a brand identity crisis in a national literature?
Control code
EBC4398333
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801895074
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Swift, the book, and the Irish financial revolution : satire and sovereignty in Colonial Ireland, Sean D. Moore, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
God knows how we wretches came by that fashionable thing a national debt: the Dublin book trade and the Irish financial revolution -- Banking on print: the Bank of Ireland, the South Sea bubble, and the bailout -- Arachne's bowels: scatology, enlightenment, and Swift's relations with the London book trade -- Money, the great divider of the world, has, by a strange revolution, been the great uniter of a most divided people: from minting to printing in the Drapier's letters -- Devouring posterity: a modest proposal, empire, and Ireland's debt of the nation -- A mart of literature: the 1730s and the rise of a literary public sphere in Ireland -- Epilogue: a brand identity crisis in a national literature?
Control code
EBC4398333
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801895074
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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