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Professor Alvin Jackson

Richard Lodge Professor of History

 

Publications

Books

Book cover: The Two Unions

Alvin Jackson, The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007 (Oxford University Press, 2011)

Alvin Jackson, Sir Edward Carson (Historical Association of Ireland Life and Times New Series) (University College Dublin Press, 2011)

Book cover: Home Rule

Alvin Jackson, Home Rule: An Irish History, 1800-2000 (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004), pp.x - 405. (Published in paperback in April 2004, and since reprinted. It has also been published in the USA by Oxford University Press New York.)

Book cover: Ireland 1798-1998

Ireland 1798-1998: Politics and War (Blackwell, 1999), pp.520. (Reprinted seven times by 2004. Short-listed for the Ewart-Biggs Literary Prize (1999-2000).

Alvin Jackson, Ireland 1798-1998: Politics and War (Blackwell, 1999), pp.520. (Reprinted seven times by 2004. Short-listed for the Ewart-Biggs Literary Prize (1999-2000).

Alvin Jackson, Colonel Edward Saunderson: land and Loyalty in Victorian Ireland (Clarendon Press, 1995)

Alvin Jackson, Sir Edward Carson (Life & Times) (Dundalgan Press , 1993)

Alvin Jackson, The Ulster Party: Irish Unionists in the House of Commons, 1884-1911, Oxford Historical Monographs (Oxford University Press:1989). Winner of the 1990 American Committee on Irish Studies prize for a Best First Book in Irish Studies.

 

Edited Books

Book Cover: Queen's Thinkers

Alvin Jackson, ed., Queen's Thinkers: Essays on the Intellectual Heritage of a University (Blackstaff Press Ltd, 2008)

 

Articles and Book Chapters

Alvin Jackson,  'Gladstone, Ireland, Scotland and the 'Union of heart and spirit''. in M Daly & KT Hoppen (eds), Gladstone:  Ireland and Beyond. Four Courts Press, Dublin, pp. 23-44. (2011)

Alvin Jackson,  'Tame Tory Hacks’?  The Ulster Party at Westminster, 1922-72' Historical Journal, vol 54, no. 2, pp. 453-475. (2011)

Alvin Jackson, 'Edward Carson (1854-1935)' in Dictionary of Irish Biography: From the Earliest Times to 2002, ed. James McGuire, James Quinn, (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Alvin Jackson, 'James Camlin Beckett (1912 - 96)' in Dictionary of Irish Biography: From the Earliest Times to 2002, ed. James McGuire, James Quinn, (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Alvin Jackson, 'James Craig (1871 - 1940)' in Dictionary of Irish Biography: From the Earliest Times to 2002, ed. James McGuire, James Quinn, (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Alvin Jackson, 'Divided Hearts, United States,' Irish Historical Studies xxxvi 143 (2009) Alvin Jackson (with Roy Foster), 'Men for All Seasons? Carson, Parnell and the Limits of Heroism in Modern Ireland,' European History Quarterly 39(3) (2009):

Alvin Jackson, ‘The Two Irelands’ in Robert Gerwarth (ed.), Inter-War Europe (Oxford University Press, 2007).

Alvin Jackson, ’The Survival of the Union, 1800-1920’ in Joseph Cleary and Claire Connolly (eds), Cambridge Companion to Irish Studies (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Alvin Jackson, ’Unveiling Irish History’, Journal of Contemporary History (review essay, October 2005).

Alvin Jackson, ’Ireland, the Union, and the British Empire 1800-1960 ’ in Kevin Kenny (ed.), Ireland and the Empire (Oxford University Press, 2004). (paperback 2005)

Alvin Jackson, ’Unionism and the Future of the Union’ in Robert J. Savage Jr., Ireland in the New Century (Irish Academic Press, 2003).

Alvin Jackson, ’J.C. Beckett: Faith, Politics and Scholarship’ in Irish Historical Studies 34(129) (2002), 146-160

Alvin Jackson, ’Irish Act of Union, 1801-2001’, History Today (Jan. 2001). Alvin Jackson, ’Twentieth Century Foxes: Historians and Late Modern Ireland’, Irish Historical Studies, xxxii, 126 (Nov. 2000), pp.272-77 (Review essay).

Alvin Jackson, ’Local Government in Northern Ireland, 1921-72’ in Mary Daly (ed.), County and Town: Local Government in Ireland, 1898-1998 (Institute of Public Administration, Dublin: 2001). Originally broadcast as a ’Thomas Davis lecture’, RTE Radio, January 2000.

Alvin Jackson, ’Irish Unionism, 1880-1920’ in D.George Boyce and Alan O’Day (eds), Defenders of the Union (Routledge: 2000).

Alvin Jackson, ’Insiders and Frontiers: Paul Seawright, Documentary Photographer’ in Eire-Ireland (Spring, 1999)

Alvin Jackson, ’British Ireland: What if Home Rule had been enacted in 1912?’ in Niall Ferguson (ed.), Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals (London, 1997)

Alvin Jackson, ’Irish Unionists and the Empire, 1880-1920: Classes and Masses’ in Keith Jeffery (ed.), ’An Irish Empire’?: Aspects of Ireland and the British Empire (Manchester, 1996)

‘Irish Unionism’ in D.G. Boyce and Alan O’Day (eds), The Making of Modern Irish History: Revisionism and the Revisionist Controversy (London, 1996)

Alvin Jackson, 'Unionist Myths, 1912 - 1985' in Past and Present (August, 1992)

Alvin Jackson, 'Unionist Politics and Protestant Society in Edwardian Ireland' Historical Journal 33, 4 (1990)

Alvin Jackson, The Failure of Unionism in Dublin, 1900' Irish Historical Studies XXV, 104 (November, 1989)

Alvin Jackson, 'Irish Unionism and The Russellite Threat, 1894 0 1906', Irish Historical Studies XXV, 100 (November 1987)