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Hitherto, he observed, scholars had tended to veer between the simplistic ?either-or-ism? of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.811 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(pro- and anti-imperial identities, or the ?almost helpless? dismissal of the Irish position as ?hybrid, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 230.555 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(ambivalent, exceptional [and] anomalous?.)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 240.308 230.555 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(1\))] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 240.308 229.161 m 254.300 229.161 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 254.300 230.555 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( The prevailing assumption within the historiography had long )] TJ ET BT 34.016 216.299 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(been that of a ?dominant strain of anti-imperialist solidarities among the Irish?, but this, Howe remarked, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 202.043 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(was fast becoming an outdated position, untenable in the face of recent research. A new historiography was )] TJ ET BT 34.016 187.787 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(rapidly developing which sought to tease out more fully the problems of Irish imperial identity, and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 173.531 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(prominent among its advocates was Michael Silvestri.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.699 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Review Number:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.443 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1132)] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.187 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publish date:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 541.931 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Thursday, 1 September, 2011)] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.675 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Author:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.419 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Michael Silvestri)] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.163 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(ISBN:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 484.907 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(9780230216747)] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.651 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Date of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.395 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(2009)] TJ ET BT 34.016 442.139 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Price:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 427.883 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(55.00)] TJ ET BT 34.016 413.627 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Pages:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 399.371 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(272pp.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 385.115 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publisher:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 370.859 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Palgrave Macmillan)] TJ ET BT 34.016 356.603 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Place of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 342.347 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Basingstoke)] TJ ET BT 34.016 328.091 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Reviewer:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 313.835 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(James Lees)] TJ ET endstream endobj 8 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F1 /BaseFont /Times-Roman /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 9 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F2 /BaseFont /Times-Italic /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 10 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F3 /BaseFont /Times-Bold /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 11 0 obj << /Type /XObject /Subtype /Image /Width 509 /Height 160 /Filter /FlateDecode /DecodeParms << /Predictor 15 /Colors 3 /Columns 509 /BitsPerComponent 8>> /Mask [ 255 255 255 255 255 255 ] /ColorSpace /DeviceRGB /BitsPerComponent 8 /Length 3280>> stream x[EQ㎦fVttҒ +3O{?lGDQԯDrB^.ϯ%~'0۠/2>0AG_>0j0GCfE67>rB^}@  !&y+r?INp:erc b8f=rQC!~-Wf^^zF[)G 2ޯe7V_Go3Ke GEGOo8rώ#\1ZY~N6^H}yLxS-!:412V+u\-LSO?xVvZ|GjǮT_8EYJF=Tw^ 7GxfN/S:Ʌ~ʟtt?5n÷J'JcF-GVξx{rO~tJd;#a\7}|~y'>}c2C vR}f׈**h.)_&@pfzjsx:5;S\vKhM5j=!Cn+h"u]a EUN]jn=k<,:Ք>sU!ni~6EJ)¦72?G}[y}_vc$t?iSܟ2Zݞ,VN?_`='RFK1A2qv&X_lLRWY'%:I㢖zb_UEx\>&ɆBˏ~K@ \gYØU4}$8Dv!'Q'*+Εj(UCGo[#< 2Ja(sZi9fZKE Rn`u\9r^Zmɯ׹}mstO4uc~#'jEvۼ Dx[z ޏQ4KL5,5u3>i^uÒ-53ba ~,~/pyt1fMU'CVm:qv~=Y'Es"WsφG?l_kN5}],Ow7 uh`xƫ?zMl7ٻv$A(4Dl(wwH} ?=[=S;yC]^BK>㕪9`Z'Wj;E|:bf>kCԘ#RY,iv쵗~}n'"1u" *uO΄/2^Sxr(!/DD\~mJyZ!MmrA!#u[if|99WB WΡpp}w}sh#,\ &:%˳X?D3 %W0cC?o̲^} F3XLVn]Cߖiϧ!7}yZJ#P7]=)7Ρp;>> Ye^xx{Oafw{ ;>4gfLt ʊ:q%#r/)pv!O4wGh|dS ӣݽހ-gVUC'pBxrB^} 7JA^} /'8!`:r?}}],X  }6y!`/~Br?}Q< >k7vx"] ,' .3jn{-i}|~%-};b6#U)7繎kiEw 㤳:E}[޼c"rꬊ7Dc$~"/Y&zSd:tFȌCrʙ`7u .#[-<)j ?TGS(j~oTup(hjU4PlJ=}|it.ҽ@\wʨuXÞZcx18Wo<~ikOg,ވ\^?EneyZcc0[R١z|zv7_m:_n]a?osS3~j^ hD.a_X'KfBX6w wݶ"Oa:,bvhrWH[uCF-Xfc}>x+Rz)2N-B 7y^٨;[/vg? | |2Sve}=o䑰j[vWjF0{굦?VI~}xM(_TlG__+]:#к?S} c>GŸD7 !w{S{B =x7a?oE#)+Gz:o_4Q<;n?\tt7?mGCџQGu4kņOF>F?#} hP&ђߴM#u!.СtL2^#o nIk_i.~7tr@n 1P~3?.[]=S5b߮~Yo^HFH YBi8a4iom>CKgMy*;?zqEӕ` >zB9iFzC?XF?ޟIܰ펉A}{I5ᄊx%ez#Mp@rߎpi]IOVjzuJt\۰f׺u5><,J~PTJp1)}){9N {!`/> endstream endobj 12 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 13 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 197.0117 675.3895 357.3317 687.2695 ] >> endobj 13 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews) >> endobj 14 0 obj [6 0 R /Fit] endobj 15 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 16 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 240.3077 229.4755 254.2997 241.3555 ] >> endobj 16 0 obj << /Type /Action >> endobj 17 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 18 0 R >> endobj 18 0 obj << /Length 7580 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 784.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(With )] TJ ET BT 61.016 784.469 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Ireland and India)] TJ ET BT 145.676 784.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, Michael Silvestri nuances the apparent contradiction between Irish imperial and anti-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 770.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(imperial identities during the 19th and 20th centuries. He does this in the specific context of British India, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 755.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(using both contemporary opinion and modern commemoration to analyse three separate, but related, aspects )] TJ ET BT 34.016 741.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of Irish involvement with the British Empire: the relationships between Irish and Indian nationalists; the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(appropriation of individual Irishmen as British imperial and Irish nationalist heroes; and, finally, the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(divergent reactions to the mutiny of an Irish regiment, the Connaught Rangers, on the North-West Frontier )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of India during the summer of 1920.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 672.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The book?s arguments are advanced through the use of case studies which focus alternately on the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 658.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(experiences of notable individuals and the activities of broader groups within an imperial framework. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 644.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Silvestri opens by outlining the chequered career of Westmeath native T. H. Kavanagh, who during his )] TJ ET BT 34.016 629.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(lifetime was transformed from a hero of the defence of Lucknow in 1857 to a destitute )] TJ ET BT 451.928 629.909 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(persona non grata)] TJ ET BT 540.596 629.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( at )] TJ ET BT 34.016 615.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(his death. Although Kavanagh had been a decorated imperial champion, he was also critical of the colonial )] TJ ET BT 34.016 601.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(state, and he particularly regretted the lack of social interaction between Indians and Britons in the tense, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 587.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(segregated environment of post-Rebellion India. 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In this way Silvestri introduces the notion of Irish )] TJ ET BT 34.016 530.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(imperial identity as complex and multifaceted, rather than either vehemently partisan or nebulous and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(unquantifiable.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 489.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The opening two chapters move to examine a wider subject, that of the links between Irish and Indian )] TJ ET BT 34.016 475.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(nationalists in the 20th century. The first details the attitudes and activities of such groups in North America, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 461.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(particularly the Indian nationalist )] TJ ET BT 196.664 461.093 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Gadar)] TJ ET BT 227.996 461.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( party and the reception accorded to their ambitions by Irish-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 446.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Americans. The second focuses on India, culminating in the examination of the Bengali nationalist attempt )] TJ ET BT 34.016 432.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in 1930 to replicate the Easter Rising in an event known as the Chittagong Armoury Raid. The third and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 418.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(fourth chapters then narrow their scope to an examination of the career, and posthumous significance, of a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 404.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(key player in the story of the 1857 Rebellion: Brigadier-General John Nicholson. Nicholson is a pivotal )] TJ ET BT 34.016 389.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(figure for Silvestri?s arguments, since as well as being ?an imperial hero and an exemplar of British )] TJ ET BT 34.016 375.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(masculinity?, he was also commemorated as ?an Ulsterman and as an Irish imperial hero? \(p. 11\). The final )] TJ ET BT 34.016 361.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(two chapters draw on the mutiny of the largely Irish-recruited British army regiment, the Connaught )] TJ ET BT 34.016 347.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Rangers. This is an incident which neatly encapsulates the themes set up by the preceding chapters: both )] TJ ET BT 34.016 332.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Irish service in the British Empire and the relationship between Indian and Irish nationalists. The )] TJ ET BT 34.016 318.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(penultimate chapter outlines the events of the mutiny and seeks to determine what lay behind the soldiers? )] TJ ET BT 34.016 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(conduct; whether it was motivated by nationalist fervour, discontent with the conditions of the British )] TJ ET BT 34.016 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(service, or a combination of both. In particular it takes up the story of James Joseph Daly, the only soldier to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(be executed for his part in the mutiny at Jullundur, and his appropriation by Irish nationalist groups as a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 261.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(martyr for their cause. The final chapter examines the broader imperial impact of the mutiny, particularly the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(fears of the colonial authorities concerning its possible impact on Britain?s Indian troops, and the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 232.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(encouragement which Indian nationalist groups could glean from the affair.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 206.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Silvestri?s avowed aim throughout the book is both ?to demonstrate how empire was an important )] TJ ET BT 34.016 192.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(expression of the global nature of modern Irish history? and also ?to demonstrate the continuing tension )] TJ ET BT 34.016 178.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(between Irish imperial service and anti-imperial activity? \(p. 209\). Certainly, he achieves both these aims. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 163.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The first is a fairly modest one: a significant Irish contribution to the functioning of the British Empire is )] TJ ET BT 34.016 149.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(well established, both through the activities of key figures, such as John Nicholson, Frederick Roberts, or )] TJ ET BT 34.016 135.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(indeed Arthur Wellesley \(whose Irish identity is, somewhat surprisingly, not interrogated in the book\), as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 121.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(well as through Ireland?s importance as a key recruiting ground for labour and military personnel. The )] TJ ET BT 34.016 106.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(second aim, that of contrasting imperial service and anti-imperial militancy, is the more challenging of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 92.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(two, and it is here that Silvestri contributes to a growing historiography which makes a nuanced assessment )] TJ ET BT 34.016 78.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of Ireland?s multi-faceted relationship with the British Empire.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 52.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(As was indicated at the start of this review, Silvestri is concerned not only with illustrating the complexities )] TJ ET endstream endobj 19 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 22 0 R ] /Contents 20 0 R >> endobj 20 0 obj << /Length 7730 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of Irish imperial identities; he is also keen to monitor the cultural commemoration of empire in Ireland, and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to draw conclusions about the impact and relevance of its imperial past for Irish society today, particularly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(with regard to its political and sectarian communities.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 741.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Such was the state of the earlier historiographical tradition that in 1994 Hiram Morgan was able to remark )] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that ?no history book records Irish involvement in the British Empire, largely because its memory is of little )] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(political value to modern Unionism or Nationalism?.)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 287.672 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(2\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 287.672 711.795 m 301.664 711.795 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 301.664 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( Silvestri argues that, as we enter the 2010s, this is )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(no longer true, and that both academic and public history reflect a renewed interest in imperial matters. Since )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the early 1990s ?the historiography of Ireland and the British Empire has deepened, and popular perceptions )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in Ireland have also shown signs of shifting? \(p. 213\). That said, the significance of the imperial past is not )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(felt generally, and it ?may have more relevance today to Irish nationalist rather than unionist identities? \(p. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(214\). In other words, nationalists have been able to draw more strength from their feelings of revulsion )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(towards the imperial past than unionists have been able to muster from any celebration of it. Perhaps )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(unsurprisingly, Silvestri?s examples suggest that these reactions to Ireland?s imperial heritage have been )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(pronounced since at least the middle of the 20th century, roughly mirroring the rejection over the same )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(period of imperial values in Britain and among Europe?s former imperial powers more widely. An excellent )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(example of this may be found in Silvestri?s comparison of the modern commemoration of John Nicholson )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and James Daly, respectively representing Irish imperial collaboration and anti-imperial Irish nationalism. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Silvestri notes that during the Orange Day celebrations in Lisburn, Nicholson?s County Antrim birthplace, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(his statue is now excluded from any part in the events. While it still remains in the market square, no one )] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(sees fit to deck it with bunting or decorations of any sort. In other words, Nicholson, and through him, the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(British Empire, no longer forms a significant part of Ulster?s cultural identity. This impression is )] TJ ET BT 34.016 485.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(strengthened by the fate of the famous portrait of Nicholson which was habitually reproduced in imperial )] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(biographies and celebrations of empire, and which 40 years ago featured prominently in an exhibition of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?Great Irishmen?. It is now kept in storage at the Armagh County Museum. It has not featured in an )] TJ ET BT 34.016 442.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(exhibition for some years, and nor is there any intention that it should do so in the foreseeable future. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 428.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Nicholson is not alone in being treated in this way, and nor is his fate the worst of the Irish ?imperial )] TJ ET BT 34.016 413.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(heroes?; those who were natives of what is now the Republic are, as Silvestri demonstrates, more likely to be )] TJ ET BT 34.016 399.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(vilified rather than simply ignored. The statue of Field Marshall Sir Hugh Gough, a native of County )] TJ ET BT 34.016 385.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Limerick and a distinguished British military commander in India, was first damaged in an explosion in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 371.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Phoenix Park, Dublin in 1957, and in the 1980s was sold for a nominal sum to a UK-based buyer on the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 356.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(condition it never be returned to Ireland.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 330.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Silvestri?s selection of the commemoration of the Connaught Rangers as an Irish nationalist counterpoint to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 316.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(this treatment is extremely effective, and goes some way to encapsulating the difficulty of disentangling an )] TJ ET BT 34.016 302.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(identity which contains both an adherence to and a rejection of imperial service. The regimental museum is a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 287.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(relatively recent innovation \(it opened in Boyle, County Roscommon, in 1995\), and its handling of the 1920 )] TJ ET BT 34.016 273.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(mutiny, and the characters of the individual mutineers themselves, suggests an enduring cultural relevance )] TJ ET BT 34.016 259.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(which is not felt for the Irish imperial champions. The exhibitions cover the regiment?s history in its )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(entirety, from the formation of the 88th Foot in 1793 to its disbandment in 1922, and therefore include a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 230.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(great deal of material on Irish imperial service, but the focal point of the museum is a room devoted to the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 216.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Jullundur mutiny. As Silvestri represents it, far from being a forgotten figure, or a distasteful reminder of an )] TJ ET BT 34.016 202.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(imperial past, the chief mutineer, James Daly, is celebrated: he is the subject of a life-sized representation in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 187.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(this final room, kneeling in prayer on the night before his execution. There is also much emphasis on the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 173.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(human qualities of the mutineers; the display stresses their concern for friends and family back in Ireland )] TJ ET BT 34.016 159.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and their distress at being complicit in an imperial system, rather than their devotion to ?an abstract )] TJ ET BT 34.016 145.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(republican ideal? \(p. 213\). Even here, though, the tension is apparent between the two apparently )] TJ ET BT 34.016 130.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(irreconcilable traditions of imperial service and anti-imperialism. Alongside the material on Daly and the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 116.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(mutineers there are letters from the trenches, written by a Connaught Ranger serving on the Western Front )] TJ ET BT 34.016 102.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(during the First World War, as a well as a memorial plaque presented to the regiment by the people of Dover.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 76.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In conclusion, the book?s engagement with issues of Irish imperial identity is largely successful, and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 61.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Silvestri?s selection of subjects for the case studies is both varied and interesting. There are, however, some )] TJ ET endstream endobj 21 0 obj [19 0 R /Fit] endobj 22 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 23 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 287.6717 712.1095 301.6637 723.9895 ] >> endobj 23 0 obj << /Type /Action >> endobj 24 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 26 0 R 28 0 R 30 0 R ] /Contents 25 0 R >> endobj 25 0 obj << /Length 4171 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(areas which could be revised or more fully developed. )] TJ ET BT 297.284 796.469 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Ireland and India)] TJ ET BT 381.944 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?s concern is overwhelmingly with )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Irish identity in an Indian/imperial context, and in this regard some of the material on Indian nationalist )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(groups campaigning in North America comes across as a little overdone. 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Howe, ?Minding the gaps: new directions in the study of Ireland and Empire?, )] TJ ET BT 456.296 519.365 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Journal of Imperial )] TJ ET BT 64.016 505.109 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(and Commonwealth History)] TJ ET BT 199.352 505.109 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, 37, 1 \(March 2009\), 137.)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 325.664 505.109 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Back to \(1\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 325.664 503.715 m 379.652 503.715 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 48.816 490.858 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(2.)] TJ ET BT 64.016 490.853 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(H. Morgan, ?An unwelcome heritage: Ireland?s role in British empire-building?, )] TJ ET BT 454.280 490.853 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(History of European )] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.000 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 454.280 489.633 m 555.944 489.633 l S BT 64.016 476.597 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Ideas)] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 64.016 475.377 m 90.008 475.377 l S BT 90.008 476.597 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(19, 4?6 \(1994\), 622, cited M. 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