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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > Research Institutes > History and Governance Research Institute > Conflict Studies Research Group  > Creating Jobs, Manufacturing Unity: Ulster Unionism and Mass Unemployment 1922-34

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Title: Creating Jobs, Manufacturing Unity: Ulster Unionism and Mass Unemployment 1922-34
Authors: Norton, Christopher
Citation: Contemporary British History, 15(2): 1-14
Publisher: London: Routledge
Journal: Contemporary British History
Issue Date: 2001
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27181
DOI: 10.1080/713999404
Additional Links: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content?content=10.1080/713999404
Abstract: The inter-war recession and resultant mass unemployment presented a serious problem for the new Northern Ireland government. Having weathered republican attempts to destabilise the state, the Unionist government found its credibility questioned by a core element of its own support: the Protestant working class. In its efforts to galvanise support and ensure Unionist unity the government resorted to a series of strategies to alleviate the unemployment problem. The pursuit of these strategies created tension and division within the Unionist cabinet. What became apparent was that Unionist unity could be secure not by the appeal of sectarianism but only by the appearance of competence. (Informaworld)
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Northern Ireland
20th century
Ulster
Sectarianism
Unemployment
Unionist government
Working classes
Protestants
Recession
Inter-war recession
Government policy
Irish history
ISSN: 13619462
Appears in Collections: Conflict Studies Research Group
History

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