The Land Question

What It Involves, and
How Alone It Can Be Settled


First published in 1881 as "The Irish Land Question"

We hold these truths to be self-evident - that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that wheever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it. - Declaration of Independence.

Chapter 1:
Unpalatable Truth

Chapter 2:
Distress and Famine

Chapter 3:
A Universal Question

Chapter 4:
Proposed Remedies

Chapter 5:
Whose Land is it?

Chapter 6:
Landlords' Right is Labor's Wrong

Chapter 7:
The Great-Great-Grandson of Captain Kidd

Chapter 8:
The Only Way, the Easy Way

Chapter 9:
Principle the Best Policy
Chapter 10:
Appeals to Animosity

Chapter 11:
How to Win

Chapter 12:
In the United States

Chapter 13:
A little Island or a little World

Chapter 14:
The Civilization that is Possible

Chapter 15:
The Civilization that is

Chapter 16:
True Conservatism

Chapter 17: 
In Hoc Signo Vinces


This book was first published in the early part of 1881, under the title of The Irish Land Question." In order better to indicate the general character of this subject, and to conform to the title under which it had been republished in other countries, the title was subsequently changed to "The Land Question."