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'You will dye at midnight' : threatening letters in Victorian Ireland / Donal P. McCracken.

By: McCracken, Donal P.
Publisher: Dublin : Eastwood Books, 2021Description: xvi, 257 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781913934163.Subject(s): Hate mail -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century | Ireland -- Social life and customs -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 941.7081 Summary: "Victorian Ireland was global champion of threatening letters. This book reveals the murky world where tens of thousands of these letters and notices were nailed to barn doors or sent by penny post, intimidating, giving 'fair warning' and terrorizing the recipients. These victims were sometimes landlords, land agents, and land grabbers. Equally, they could be small farmers disputing land occupancy with neighbors." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New acquisitions Autumn 2022
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-244) and index.

"Victorian Ireland was global champion of threatening letters. This book reveals the murky world where tens of thousands of these letters and notices were nailed to barn doors or sent by penny post, intimidating, giving 'fair warning' and terrorizing the recipients. These victims were sometimes landlords, land agents, and land grabbers. Equally, they could be small farmers disputing land occupancy with neighbors." - Book cover

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