Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. A. Stanley Trickett


This study is an an attempt to unravel the "Irish question" by searching for the underlying currents and trends which governed events in the eighteenth century. It is hoped that a discussion of these underlying trends will provide a key for a better understanding of the peculiar relationship which later existed between Ireland and England and which continues, to some degree at least, to govern the relations of those two countries today. The study will begin by examining the native Irishmen's traditions and will proceed with an attempt to relate these traditions to events in the eighteenth century in Ireland. Emphasis throughout will be placed upon social and political developments.


A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Department of History The Municipal University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1959 Anne Munholland

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