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History of English Literature-Mar.13 "The Modern Empire"

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March 13 The ModernEmpireMaps of British Possessions as ideological and hegemonic devices Ireland the empire experiment o 1500s and 1600sEngland gained control over the islandConfiscated lands given to English aristocratsPenal Law persecuted Irish Catholics resistance the colonization of white people by whites justified through religious differences o 1801Union of Great Britain and IrelandProtestant control o 1840spotato famine resulting in countless deaths and mass emigration to North America o 1800sgrowing call for Home RuleIncreased demonization of Irish Catholicfomenting racial hatred and in America in the 1900s o 1916Easter Rising in Dublin violently suppressed o 1922Irish Free State formed and the island is dividedThe Irish slowly extricate themselves from British control o Diaspora dispersion of people from their homelandThe homeland becomes the land of milk and honey even though their return could have dire consequences William Butler YeatsMiddle class Irish Protestant o Active in the Celtic RenaissanceMovement in developing Irish identity in literature transl
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