A History of the Irish Working Class

A History of the Irish Working Class : (With a New Preface)

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'The curious but tangled relationship ... between labour and nationalism in Ireland has never been more clearly exposed.' Times Educational Supplement`[A]ccessible and immensely readable ... with great relevance and poignancy.' Irish Studies ReviewThis modern classic of Irish history is an accomplished and readable synthesis. Subjects covered include the early 'communism' of the Celtic clans ; the role of the Church; the Irish aristocracy and their handover to Henry II; Wolfe Tone's rising and O'Connell's betrayal.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 372 pages
  • 139.7 x 222.25 x 31.75mm | 544.31g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0745311032
  • 9780745311036

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'The curious but tangled relationship ... between labour and nationalism in Ireland has never been more clearly exposed.' --Times Educational Supplement '[A]ccessible and immensely readable ... with great relevance and poignancy.' --Irish Studies Reviewshow more

About Peter Berresford-Ellis

Peter Berresford Ellis has written over thirty books of history and biography, including The Scottish Insurrection of 1820 (Gollancz/Pluto Press) and A Dictionary of Irish Mythology. He is also the editor of James Connolly: Selected Writings (Penguin/Pluto Press) and the author of the bestselling novel The Rising of the Moon. He lives in North London.show more

Table of contents

Preface to first edition Preface to 1996 edition 1 Celtic Communism 2 Feudalism 3 The Plantations 4 A Century of Unrest 5 The United Irishmen 6 Pioneers of Socialism 7 O'Connell - the Enemy Within 8 Marx, Engels and the Fenians 9 The People's War, 1879-82 10 The Rise of Organised Labour 11 The Dublin Lock-Out 12 'The Risen People' 13 The National Struggle 14 The Irish Free State 15 The Dictionary Republic 16 The Northern Revolution Notes Bibliography Indexshow more

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