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Irish Freedom

Author : Richard English
ISBN : 9780330475822
Genre : History
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Richard English's brilliant new book, now available in paperback, is a compelling narrative history of Irish nationalism, in which events are not merely recounted but analysed. Full of rich detail, drawn from years of original research and also from the extensive specialist literature on the subject, it offers explanations of why Irish nationalists have believed and acted as they have, why their ideas and strategies have changed over time, and what effect Irish nationalism has had in shaping modern Ireland. It takes us from the Ulster Plantation to Home Rule, from the Famine of 1847 to the Hunger Strikes of the 1970s, from Parnell to Pearse, from Wolfe Tone to Gerry Adams, from the bitter struggle of the Civil War to the uneasy peace of the early twenty-first century. Is it imaginable that Ireland might – as some have suggested – be about to enter a post-nationalist period? Or will Irish nationalism remain a defining force on the island in future years? 'a courageous and successful attempt to synthesise the entire story between two covers for the neophyte and for the exhausted specialist alike' Tom Garvin, Irish Times
Category: History

My Fight For Irish Freedom

Author : Dan Breen
ISBN : 0947962336
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1919 a group of men barely out of their teens, poorly armed, and without money or training, renewed the fight to drive the British out of Ireland. When the Treaty in 1921 failed to bring complete separation from Britain, and Civil War loomed, Dan
Category: Biography & Autobiography

On The Irish Freedom Struggle

Author : Bernadette Devlin McAliskey
ISBN : WISC:89017416199
Genre : History
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"Oppression, discrimination, and injustice occur worldwide. We must fight them on a worldwide basis", Devlin McAliskey says in this 1982 speech. She describes how the U.S. civil rights movement influenced fighters for self-determination in Ireland, and explains how British imperialism's wars abroad are an extension of its attacks against workers in Britain.
Category: History

American Slavery Irish Freedom

Author : Angela F. Murphy
ISBN : 0807137448
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Irish Americans who supported the movement for the repeal of the act of parliamentary union between Ireland and Great Britain during the early 1840s encountered controversy over the issue of American slavery. Encouraged by abolitionists on both sides of the Atlantic, repeal leader Daniel OÆConnell often spoke against slavery, issuing appeals for Irish Americans to join the antislavery cause. With each speech, American repeal associations debated the proper response to such sentiments and often chose not to support abolition. In American Slavery, Irish Freedom, Angela F. Murphy examines the int.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Unlikely Rebels

Author : Anne Clare
ISBN : 9781856357128
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tells the stories of the Gifford sisters, who became heavily involved in the Irish Republican movemant.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Grace Gifford Plunkett And Irish Freedom

Author : Marie O'Neill
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029040511
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Almost everyone of her own generation in Ireland knew the story of Grace Gifford. She became part of the drama of the 1916 insurrection when she married Joseph Mary Plunkett in Kilmainham Jail a few hours before his execution. He had been one of the leaders in the fight for Irish freedom and also one of the signatories of the Proclamation of the Republic. This book tells the story of her life for the first time. Those who knew her well spoke of her beauty, and of a charm laced with a mordant wit which spared neither friend nor foe. Her story has been compared to something from the novels of French writer Honore de Balzac. In her case, the truth is indeed stranger than fiction. -- Publisher description
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Irish American Diaspora Nationalism

Author : Michael Doorley
ISBN : UOM:39015061181668
Genre : History
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The Friends of Irish Freedom has been described as one of the most effective propaganda machines in Irish-American history. The author describes the factors that led to the establishment of the Friends and those that coloured its nationalist outlook. He examines the motives behind the Friends campaign to prevent American entry into the First World War on Britains side. One might have expected a close working relationship, based on mutual self-interest, between the Friends and the main nationalist organization in Ireland, Sinn Fin. Yet significant divisions soon emerged between both organizations and an explanation for this feud forms the core of this work; it reached such a pass that Bishop Michael Gallagher, the president of the Friends, denounced de Valera as a foreign potentate.
Category: History

The King

Author : James K. McGuire
ISBN : UOM:39015008799663
Genre : Irish question
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Category: Irish question