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1 Mac-Geoghegan, Abbe ; & John Mitchel THE NATIONAL HISTORY OF IRELAND ANCIENT & MODERN and THE HISTORY OF IRELAND FROM THE TREATY OF LIMERICK TO THE YEAR 1868
Montreal, New York D. J. Sadlier 1880 Hardcover Good 
Two Volumes in One; Former owner's name and date "Daniel O'Lono / Annapolis, MD / July 7, 1880" otherwise text block is clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding. Binding is in somewhat rough shape; cloth chipped at spine ends and corners; hinges tender, reinforced with archival tissue tape. John Mitchel (Irish Seán Mistéal; 1815 – 1875) was an Irish nationalist activist, solicitor and political journalist. Born in County Londonderry, Ireland, he became a leading member of both Young Ireland and the Irish Confederation. After some time of contributing articles from afar, Mitchell moved to Dublin joined the staff of The Nation, in the autumn of 1845. For the next two years Mitchel wrote both political and historical articles and reviews for The Nation. He covered a wide range of subjects, including the Famine. In 1847 Mitchel resigned his position as leader writer on The Nation. He later explained that he had come to regard as "absolutely necessary a more vigorous policy against the English Government than that which William Smith O'Brien, Charles Gavan Duffy and other Young Ireland leaders were willing to pursue." This revolutionary line conflicted with the stance of The Nation, so Mitchel started his own paper, The United Irishman. In the Prospectus it was announced that the paper would be edited by John Mitchel, "aided by Thomas Devin Reilly, John Martin of Loughorne and other competent contributors." it was said that the projectors of the journal "believed that the world was weary of old Ireland and also of Young Ireland—that the day for both these noisy factions is past and gone—that Old and Young alike have grown superannuated and obsolete together. They believe that Ireland really and truly wants to be freed from English dominion." Only 16 editions of The United Irishman had been produced when Mitchel was arrested, and the paper suppressed. On 15 April 1848, legal proceedings were instigated against John Mitchel first for sedition, later amended to the newly established charge of Treason Felony. He was found guilty and deported to Bermuda. He escaped from the Colony in 1853 and relocated in America. He established the radical Irish Nationalist newspaper The Citizen in New York, as an expression of radical Irish-American anti-British opinion. In addition to his aggressive promotion of Irish Nationalism, Mitchel boldly expressed his opposition to abolition and to international capitalism. In 1857 in Knoxville, Tennessee, he founded a new paper, the Southern Citizen to promote "the value and virtue of slavery, both for negroes and white men", advocate the reopening of the African slave trade and encourage the spread of slavery into the American West. He spent the War in Richmond, then moved to New York. He founded his third American newspaper, the Irish Citizen in New York City. In 1875 Mitchel returned to London. 
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