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'Ride rough-shod': evictions, sheriffs' sales and the anti-hunting agitation
Laird, Heather
Subversive Law in Ireland, 1879-1920 is an important contribution to a neglected topic in Irish literary and cultural history – the modes of protest and cultural forms available to the subaltern classes under landlordism. In this publication, Heather Laird demonstrates that the so-called unwritten 'agrarian code' of popular justice, though often depicted in political and fictional writings as anarchic and pathological, was pro-social as opposed to anti-social, emanating from an alternative moral code whose very existence undermined the legitimacy of the colonial civil law. Chapter III, " 'Ride Rough-Shod': Evictions, Sheriffs' Sales and the Anti-Hunting Agitation", is primarily concerned with the extensive resistance to hunting that took place in many parts of Ireland during the period of the Land War.
Keyword(s): Land War; Plan of Campaign; Agrarian agitation; Anti-hunting agitation; Subaltern; Sheriffs' sales; Brehon Laws; Poaching; Hunting the Wren; Evictions; Land tenure--Ireland--History; Eviction--Ireland--History; Hunting--Ireland
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Type: Book chapter
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Cork
Citation(s): Laird, Heather, 2005. 'Ride rough-shod': evictions, sheriffs' sales and the anti-hunting agitation. Subversive law in Ireland, 1879-1920 : from 'unwritten law' to the Dáil courts. Dublin: Four Courts Press.
Publisher(s): Four Courts Press
File Format(s): application/pdf
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