Paul Roberts, "Caravats and Shanavests: Whiteboyism
and Faction Fighting in East Munster, 1802-1811," in Irish Peasant: Violence and Unrest, 1780-1914, ed.
In doing so he departs from traditional conceptual paradigms such as nationalism and modernisation and poses thought-provoking questions on the nature and homogeneity of the consciousness of Whiteboyism in early nineteenth-century Ireland.
Huggins's approach to the study of pre-Famine agitation is refreshing, and his deconstruction of the historiography of Whiteboyism in itself would have been a worthwhile endeavour.
He reconsiders whiteboyism
from the beginning of the 19th century in the county from a variety of historiographic perspectives.
While no one judged Glass as a case of whiteboyism
run amok, Blair, who is black, is now exhibit A for affirmative-action bashers: You see what happens when guilty liberals coddle the unqualified?