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John Devoy S Catalpa Expedition

Author : Philip Fennell
ISBN : 9780814727744
Genre : History
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The story of John Devoy’s 1876 Catalpa rescue is a tale of heroism, creativity, and the triumph of independent spirit in pursuit of freedom. The daily log on board the whaling ship Catalpa begins with the typical recount of a crew intact and a spirit unfettered, but such quiet words deceive the truth of the audacious enterprise that came to be known as one of the most important rescues in Irish American history. John Devoy’s men rescued six Irish political prisoners from the Australian coast, allowing millions of fellow Irishmen and American-Fenians, many of whom secretly financed the dangerous plot, to draw courage from the newly exiled prisoners. Philip Fennell and Marie King tell the story from John Devoy’s own records and the ship's logbooks. John Devoy's Catalpa Expedition includes an introduction by Terry Golway and the personal diaries, letters, and reports from John Devoy and his men.
Category: History

The Catalpa Rescue

Author : Peter FitzSimons
ISBN : 9781472131355
Genre : History
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The incredible true story of one of the most extraordinary and inspirational prison breaks in Australian history. New York, 1874. Members of the Clan-na-Gael - agitators for Irish freedom from the English yoke - hatch a daring plan to free six Irish political prisoners from the most remote prison in the British Empire, Fremantle Prison in Western Australia. Under the guise of a whale hunt, Captain Anthony sets sail on the Catalpa to rescue the men from the stone walls of this hell on Earth known to the inmates as a 'living tomb'. What follows is one of history's most stirring sagas that splices Irish, American, British and Australian history together in its climactic moment. For Ireland, who had suffered English occupation for 700 years, a successful escape was an inspirational call to arms. For America, it was a chance to slap back at Britain for their support of the South in the Civil War; for England, a humiliation. And for a young Australia, still not sure if it was Great Britain in the South Seas or worthy of being an independent country in its own right, it was proof that Great Britain was not unbeatable. Told with FitzSimons' trademark combination of arresting history and storytelling verve, The Catalpa Rescue is a tale of courage and cunning, the fight for independence and the triumph of good men, against all odds.
Category: History

The Catalpa Expedition

Author : Zephaniah Walter Pease
ISBN : MSU:31293102392960
Genre : Escapes
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An account of the expedition in the bark Catalpa to Australia, which set free the Irish political prisoners who were sentenced to a lifetime of servitude in the English penal colony.
Category: Escapes

The Fenians

Author : Michael Kenny
ISBN : WISC:89053334876
Genre : Fenians
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The origin of Fenianism may be traced to Wolfe Tone and the United Irishmen of the 1790s and to the Young Irelanders of the 1840s. The official title of the organisation whose members became known as 'Fenians' was the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), founded in 1858. The term derived from the name of its twin organisation in America, the Fenian Brotherhood. The spread of the two organisations ushered in a new era in the growth of Irish politics and had a profound influence on subsequent political developments. The Fenians did not confine their activites to Ireland. From the United States they launched raids on Canada, and formed an influential interest lobby in American politics. In Britain, they became involved in the emerging trade union movement and acted as a catalyst upon contemporary radicals and reformers. At home they were simultaneously a revolutionary society, a political movement and a militant socio-cultural pressure group, involved in land agitation, sport and Gaelic language revival. In The Fenians, Michael Kenny gives us a glimpse of one of the most intriguing periods in Irish history. His clear and concise text is complemented by artefacts and memorabilia from th
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Life Of John Boyle O Reilly

Author : James Jeffrey Roche
ISBN : PRNC:32101068155512
Genre : Authors, American
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The Dynamite War

Author : Kenneth R. M. Short
ISBN : UOM:39015037404236
Genre : Social Science
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Fremantle Mission

Author : Seán Ó Lúing
ISBN : UOM:39015001173577
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On the rescue of six Fenians from penal servitude in Fremantle in 1876.
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Davitt And Irish Revolution 1846 82

Author : Theodore William Moody
ISBN : PSU:000021470516
Genre : Fenians
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"Michael Davitt (Irish: Mícheál Mac Dáibhéid; 25 March 1846? 30 May 1906) was an Irish republican and nationalist agrarian agitator, the inspirer of Mahatma Gandhi, a social campaigner, labour leader, journalist, Home Rule constitutional politician and Member of Parliament (MP), who founded the Irish National Land League."--Wikipedia.
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