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

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

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

Irish Rebel

Author : Terry Golway
ISBN : 9781785370410
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Described by Padraig Pearse as the “greatest of the Fenians”, John Devoy was born before the Famine and lived to see the Irish tricolour flying from Dublin Castle. The descendent of a rebel family, he was an avowed Fenian who went into exile in New York in 1871. Over the next half-century he was the most-prominent leader of the Irish-American nationalist movement. Every Irish leader from Parnell to Pearse sought his counsel. He organised a dramatic rescue of Fenian prisoners from Australia, rallied Irish America behind the Land War, served as a middle man between the Easter rebels and the German government, and helped move Irish-American opinion in favour of the Treaty. When he died in 1928, Devoy was accorded a state funeral and a hero’s burial in Ireland. This new revised edition of the acclaimed biography of this overlooked architect of the Irish independence movement is also the story of Ireland, and of Irish-America, from the Famine to Freedom, examining the extraordinary cloak-and-dagger planning of the Easter Rising and the critical role of America in its outcome. “The Devoy story, in Terry Golway’s hands, combines wide scholarship and adventure: it reads like a novel. Get a comfortable chair when you read this book: you won’t be able to put it down.” – Frank McCourt “Terry Golway tells the story of this exceptional man with affection and deft narrative sense…this book will charm and enlighten readers.” – Thomas Keneally
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Irish Freedom

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ISBN : OCLC:26659971
Genre : Irish freedom (Dublin : 1910)
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Category: Irish freedom (Dublin : 1910)

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

The King The Kaiser And Irish Freedom

Author : James K. McGuire
ISBN : 9781444670639
Genre : History
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: History