By Deborah Anna Logan
Points highlighted during this research comprise Martineau's unshakeable optimism in regards to the financial and social restoration of post-famine eire, her regular refusal to contemplate repeal of the Union as a conceivable choice for remedying Ireland's issues, and her insistence that Ireland's difficulties have been social, no longer political. Treating social concerns because the fundamental disorder and politics as purely a symptom, Martineau's writing on those issues presents vital insights into the demanding situations dealing with eire in the course of its transition from a feudal society to a latest, self sustaining state throughout the interval of the British Empire's maximum enlargement and fast dying. There are 5 elements comprising her writing on eire: Ireland (Illustrations of Political economic system, 1832); History of the Peace, 1849-51; Letters from Ireland (1852); Endowed faculties of Ireland (1858); and the "Condition of Post-famine eire" (1852-66). it's the latter that's the concentration of this volume.
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Harriet Martineau and the Irish Question: Condition of Post-Famine Ireland by Deborah Anna Logan