Joseph Johnston (1890-1972)


Life
[fam. Joe Johnston]; b. Castlecaulfield, Co. Tyrone; ed. Dungannon and TCD; proceeded to Lincoln Coll., Oxford; grad. Classics and Ancient History; issued Civil War in Ulster (1914) arguing that the Ulster Unionist rebellion was a British conspiracy; Albert Cahn Fellowship, 1914; studied economics in India, America, Java, China and Japan; lect. in Ancient History, TCD; advised Boundary Commissions on economic development, 1925; lect. in Economics,TCD; Rockefeller Fellow for Economic Research in Europe, 1928-1929; chair of Applied Economics, TCD, 1939;
 
elected Senator (Dublin University/TCD), 1938-48 & 1951-54; critical of Fianna Fáil agricultural policy; undertook management of several farms to demonstrate his principles; published Berkeley’s “Querist” in Historical Perspective (1970); TCD D.Litt., 1970; author of (UCD Press 1999), 224pp.; became Prof. of Applied Economics, TCD and Irish senator; an annotated edition of Civil War in Ireland was issued by his son Roy Johnston, with a preface by Tom Garvin, in 1999. DIB MIL
 

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Works
Civil War in Ireland
: Its Objects and Probable Results ( (Sealy, Bryers & Walker, Middle Abbey St, Dublin, 1913), and Do. [rep. edn.], ed. and annot. by Roy Johnston, with a preface by Tom Garvin (Dublin; UCD Press 1999). [See note]

See also Roy H. W. Johnston, A Century of Endeavour: A Biographical and Autobiographical View of the Twentieth Century in Ireland (Tyndall & Lilliput 2006), 584pp. [reviewed by Carla King in Books Ireland, Oct. 2007, pp.218-19].

Civil War in Ulster
Its Objects and Probable Results

Joseph Johnston

(Sealy, Bryers & Walker, Middle Abbey St, Dublin, 1913)

[ Annotated Edition by Dr Roy Johnston (1999) - online]

Bibliographical note: A partial internet edition at Roy Johston’s IOL website supplies the table of contents, the first chapter (“Introduction - Objective in Writing” and an appendix (“The Tory Press, from The Spectator, 1 Nov. 1913”), and some additional review materials [online.]
 

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