Revolution in Ireland

Revolution in Ireland : Popular Militancy, 1917 to 1923

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This is a new updated edition of a classic book on Irish history. Conor Kostick examines the impact of popular militancy on the decisions of the British authorities, how it shaped leading nationalists, such as Michael Collins and its relationship with both Nationalism and Unionism. From the 1916 Easter Rising to the consolidation of the two separate states after the Irish Civil War of 1922-3, the campaign for Home Rule developed from parliamentary negotiation into military conflict and mass popular uprising. The results of these years remain to this day, primarily in the form of a partitioned country.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0745325572
  • 9780745325576

Review quote

"'This brave and original book, which uncovers with meticulous skill a whole suppressed history, challenges the assumptions of orthodox nationalist and liberal revisionist alike.' Terry Eagleton, Professor of Cultural Theory, University of Manchester "An excellent study that deserves to be widely read." Fintan Lane, editor Politics and the Irish Working Class "A genuine re-examination and reassessment of the period rather than just a refutation of the accepted view.... Kostick's work is impressive." Books Ireland "For the first time in one book there is a full account of the strikes, factory occupations and land seizures which shook Irish society." Socialist Review "This remains an invaluble book, one of the most important recent contributions to our understanding of the period from 1917 to 1923." Irish Studies Review"show more

About Conor Kostick

Conor Kostick lives in Dublin and teaches medieval history at Trinity College. He has written extensively on history, political theory and culture.show more

Table of contents

Preface to New Edition; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Prelude to revolution: 1913-1917; 2. The growing discontent; 3. Revolution and sectarianism; 4. The Limerick Soviet; 5. Repression and resistance; 6. Workers in the War of Independence; 7. Labour, Nationalism and Unionism; 8. From Truce to Treaty; 9. Syndicalism and Civil War; 10. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.show more

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