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1916 The Easter Rising

Author : Tim Pat Coogan
ISBN : 9781474605083
Genre : History
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The Easter Rising began at 12 noon on 24 April, 1916 and lasted for six short but bloody days, resulting in the deaths of innocent civilians, the destruction of many parts of Dublin and the true beginning of Irish independence. The 1916 Rising was born out of the Conservative and Unionist parties' illegal defiance of the democratically expressed wish of the Irish electorate for Home Rule; and of confusion, mishap and disorganisation, compounded by a split within the Volunteer leadership. Tim Pat Coogan introduces the major players, themes and outcomes of a drama that would profoundly affect twentieth-century Irish history. Not only is this the story of a turning point in Ireland's struggle for freedom, but also a testament to the men and women of courage and conviction who were prepared to give their lives for what they believed was right.
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Easter Rising 1916

Author : Seán Enright
ISBN : 9781908928559
Genre : History
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1916 The Easter Rising

Author : Owen Dudley Edwards
ISBN : UOM:39015010416397
Genre : History
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Remembering 1916

Author : Richard Grayson
ISBN : 9781107145900
Genre : History
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Pioneering analysis of how the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme have been remembered in Ireland since 1916.
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1916 One Hundred Years Of Irish Independence

Author : Tim Pat Coogan
ISBN : 9781250110602
Genre : History
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There’s before 1916 and then there’s after. Between them lies the Easter Rising, when Irish republicans took up arms against British rule and changed the course of their country’s history forever. For though the resistance failed, it failed gloriously; the rebels were no longer a group of cranks and troublemakers in the public eye, but martyrs and national heroes, their example set the way for others and their mission lived on through the century to come. But what sort of country did the Rising create? And how does post-1916 Ireland compare with the aspirations of the rebellion’s leaders, the hopes of Thomas MacDonagh and John MacBride, of James Connolly and Patrick Pearse? One hundred years later, Tim Pat Coogan offers a personal perspective on the Irish experience that followed the Rising. He charts a flawed history that is marked as much by complacency, corruption, and institutional abuse as it is by the building of a nation and the sacrifices of the Republic’s founding fathers.
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1916 In 1966

Author : Margaret O'Callaghan
ISBN : 190489027X
Genre : History
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This book examines the Irish government’s reinvention of Easter 1916 through the official golden jubilee celebrations in 1966. Unofficial commemorations in Northern Ireland are also examined. Also analyzes the golden jubilee of the Rising from a political perspective and from the perspectives of drama, performance, youth culture and history.
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Ireland S Allies

Author : Miriam Nyhan Grey
ISBN : 191082013X
Genre : History
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25 scholars excavate the ways in which the US was a critical theatre of war during the Irish fight for independence. It is the first work to assess the range and depth of US interest in self-government for Ireland preceding the Easter Rising.
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Rebellion In Galway

Author : Kevin Jordan
ISBN : 1526200856
Genre : Ireland
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Scotland And The Easter Rising

Author : Willy Maley
ISBN : 9781910324790
Genre : History
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The story of the Rising is still being told, and in these pages the reader will find much to ponder, much to discuss, and much to disagree with. From the Introduction by Kirsty Lusk and Willy Maley On Easter Monday 1916, leaders of a rebellion against British rule over Ireland proclaimed the establishment of an Irish Republic. Lasting only six days before surrender to the British, this landmark event nevertheless laid the foundations for Ireland’s violent path to Independence. It is little known that James Connolly, one of the rebellion’s leaders, was born in Edinburgh’s Cowgate, at the time nicknamed ‘Little Ireland’, or that another key figure in the events of Easter 1916 was a young woman from Coatbridge, Margaret Skinnider. These and other surprising Scottish connections are explored in Scotland and the Easter Rising, as Kirsty Lusk and Willy Maley gather together a rich grouping of writers, journalists and academics to examine, for the first time, the Scottish dimension to the events of 1916 and its continued resonance in Scotland today. ALLAN ARMSTRONG • RICHARD BARLOW • IAN BELL • ALAN BISSETT • JOSEPH M. BRADLEY • RAY BURNETT • STUART CHRISTIE • HELEN CLARK • MARIA-DANIELLA DICK • DES DILLON • PETER GEOGHEGAN • PEARSE HUTCHINSON • SHAUN KAVANAGH • BILLY KAY • PHIL KELLY • AARON KELLY • JAMES KELMAN • KIRSTY LUSK • KEVIN MCKENNA • WILLY MALEY • NIALL O’GALLAGHER • ALISON O’MALLEY-YOUNGER • ALAN RIACH • KEVIN ROONEY • MICHAEL SHAW • IRVINE WELSH • OWEN DUDLEY EDWARDS Featuring a mix of memoir, essays, poetry and fiction this book provides a thought-provoking and necessary negotiation of historical and contemporary Irish-Scottish relations, and explores the Easter Rising’s intersections with other movements, from Women’s Suffrage to the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum.
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