The land league

Related to The land league: Michael Davitt, Land Leaguer
an association, organized in Dublin in 1879, to promote the interests of the Irish tenantry, its avowed objects being to secure fixity of tenure, fair rent, and free sale of the tenants' interest. It was declared illegal by Parliament, but vigorous prosecutions have failed to suppress it.

See also: League

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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His study is based on a very impressive range of sources, including the Land League papers and those of the principal Irish politicians involved, including Issac Butt, Michael Davitt, etc.
A Greater Ireland: The Land League and Transatlantic Nationalism in Gilded Age America.
Kildea portrays Mahon here as an activist and journalist for the Land League. A spell in jail in Dublin (with Parnell) and further pressure from the government led him to migrate to Australia in 1882.
Crop failures in Ireland, the renewed threat of famine, the agitation of the Land League, and the rise of the home rule movement under Charles Stewart Parnell, captured public attention in the United States during the last decades of the century, Sim argues, but did not stir government policy or halt the growing accord between Britain and the United States.
As Vincent Browne stormed Gorse Hill and the Land League kept watch to protect the [euro]7million mansion, there were people who owe a fraction of what the O'Donnells do, desperately fighting to hold onto their homes.
Focusing on leaders of that Greater Ireland, including Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Davitt, and John Devoy, Janis follows the birth of the Land League, which offered unique and unprecedented opportunities for input from two important groups: working-class radicals and Irish American women.
Her family tree took her back to County Mayo, Western Ireland, where her great-grandfather Anthony Clarke was one of the very rst members of the Land League, an organisation formed in 1879 which campaigned for impoverished tenant fathers to have the right own their land.
and Harry Potter fame, traces her roots back to Co Mayo in western Ireland, where her great-grandfather Anthony Clark was one of the first members of the Land League. The organisation was formed in 1879 and campaigned for more than 40 years for the rights of tenant farmers to own their own land.
She learns about her roots, which take her back to County Mayo, Western Ireland, where her great-grandfather Anthony Clarke was one of the first members of the Land League, an organisation formed in 1879 which campaigned for impoverished tenant farmers to have the right to own their land.
In 1881, the British government banned the Land League and the leaders were rounded up and imprisoned.
He kept connections to Ireland through his roles in the Land League and Home Rule movements and worked with Michael Davitt and Charles Stewart Parnell, as well as John Devoy and in the Catalpa rescue.
As an English estate manager in Ireland who opposed the Land League's efforts to improve the rights of tenants, he was ostracised by the neighbourhood, from which we get the word 'boycott'.