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Last Conquest of Ireland

Mitchel’s account of the Repeal campaign, the Famine and the 1848 Rising, which originally appeared in Mitchel’s Tennessee-based newspaper, The Southern Citizen, in 1858. Mitchel was a significant and controversial figure. Last Conquest, originally written as a riposte to American Nativist hostility to Famine immigrants, is well known in Famine debates for its claim that the Famine was a deliberate act of genocide by the British government.

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Patrick Maume THE LAST CONQUEST OF IRELAND (PERHAPS) - Introduction ’Repeal Year’ (1843) ’The Repeal Year’ still O’Connell’s oratory Determi nation of the Enemy The trial O’Connell in Prison Approach of the Famine, in 1845 Land-Tenure Report [Thomas] Davis, his influence, aim and labours Duties of Government Loss of the Irish crops "Belief of Famine" Labour-rate Act Death of O’Connell Lord Clarendon, Viceroy Dublin during the Famine The ’United Irishman’ newspaper March, 1848 Rage of the British Press Juries in Ireland Triumph of the Enemy Arrest of O’Brien Consummation of the ’Conquest’ APPENDIX - from The Nation (Dublin), 15 May 1858.

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