Ulster Opposition to Home Rule.
Many Presbyterians had opposed the Act of Union so why, in less than a century, did they abandon their nationalist views and embrace the Union so fully? Part of the explanation lies in the rise of Belfast.
The Ulster Covenant.
One of the most effective propaganda weapons was the Ulster Covenant.
The idea of a covenant - a formal agreement and oath signed up to by the opponents of Home Rule - arose out of Carson's desire to create a focus for the hundreds of thousands of Ulster people who opposed Home Rule.
Not only did it bind together the Unionist people and their leaders, but it allowed more control over their more militant supporters.
This history of Home Rule and the Ulster Covenant is available to purchase from this online store.
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