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Terrorists, Anarchists, and Republicans: The Genevans and the Irish in Time of Revolution

Richard Whatmore


In 1798, members of the United Irishmen were massacred by the British amid the crumbling walls of a half-built town near Waterford in Ireland. Many of the Irish were republicans inspired by the French Revolution, and the site of their demise was known as Genevan Barracks. The Barracks were the remnants of an experimental community called New Geneva, a settlement of Calvinist republican rebels who fled the continent in 1782. The British believed that the rectitude and industriousness of these imported revolutionaries would have a positive effect on the Irish populace. The experiment was abandon ... More

Keywords: United Irishmen, Genevan Barracks, liberty, republican values, republicans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691168777
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691168777.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Whatmore, author
Univeristy of St Andrews