Tag Archives: Patrick Ford

The Spread the Light Movement

In May 1880, a nation-wide organization – the “Irish National Land and Industrial League of the United States” – had been established with Michael Davitt as Secretary. In the meantime, however, the mantle of organising a campaign and raising funds … Continue reading

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Charles Stewart Parnell

Born in 1846, Charles Stewart Parnell was one of the most significant Irish, if not British, politicians of the latter half of the 19th century. Coming from a wealthy Anglo-Irish landowning family with parents who were strong Irish nationalists, he … Continue reading

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Michael Davitt

Born in 1846 in County Mayo, Michael Davitt was brought up in a poor immigrant community in Lancashire in England. Though working as a laborer from the age of 9, he managed to achieve a good education. After becoming a … Continue reading

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Henry George

Born in Philadelphia in 1839, Henry George moved to New York, and national and international prominence, in the middle of 1880 after over a decade in the newspaper industry in California as printer, journalist, and editor. An anti-monopolistic Democrat, he … Continue reading

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The Irish Land League movement

The Irish National Land League was established in late 1879 with the republican and Fenian Michael Davitt as the prominent founder, and Charles Stewart Parnell, a radical, but parliamentary-oriented, aristocratic MP, as its President. The principal purposes were the reduction … Continue reading

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