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  • Imagining Ireland's Independenceby Jason K. Knirck

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 32.99

    The key turning point in modern Ireland's history, the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 has shadowed Ireland's political life for decades. In this first book-length assessment of the treaty in over seventy years, Jason Knirck recounts the compelling story of the nationalist politics that produced the Irish Revolution, the tortuous treaty negotiations, and... more...

  • Crisis and Declineby R.B. McDowell

    The Lilliput Press 1998; US$ 14.57

    ‘Receding imperialism usually leaves behind those who have for generations staunchly upheld its authority and flourished under its aegis-Germans in Bohemia, Swedes in Finland, Greeks in Asia Minor, Muslims in the Balkans. Among those abandoned adherents of a lost cause were the unionists in the south and west of Ireland?. So begins R.B. McDowell?s... more...

  • Songs of Freedomby James Connolly; Mat Callahan; James Connolly Heron; Theo Dorgan

    PM Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    James Connolly was an Irish republican and socialist leader. He was executed by a British firing squad because of his leadership role in the Easter Rising of 1916. He was the author of many books and articles, becoming one of the leading revolutionary theorists of his time. Mat Callahan is the founder of the artists' collective Komotion International,... more...

  • Nation Statesby Michael Mays

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    Drawing on diverse cultural forms, and ranging across disciplinary boundaries, Nation States maps the contested cultural terrain of Irish nationalism from the Act of Union of 1800 to the present. In looking at Irish nationalism as a site of struggle, Mays examines both the myriad ways in which the nation fashions itself as the a priori ground of identity,... more...

  • Michael Mallinby Brian Hughes

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Executed in Kilmainham Gaol on 8 May 1916, Michael Mallin had commanded a garrison of rebels in St Stephen?s Green and the College of Surgeons during Easter Week. He was Chief-of-Staff and second-in-command to James Connolly in the Irish Citizen Army. Born in a tenement in Dublin in 1874, he joined the British army aged fourteen as a drummer. He... more...

  • The Gift of a Gardenby Alice Taylor

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 16.03

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  • Roger Casementby Angus Mitchell

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    A fascinating examination of the extraordinary life of Roger Casement, executed as part of the 1916 rising, fighting the empire that had previously knighted him. Roger Casement was a British consul for two decades. However, his investigation into atrocities in the Congo led Casement to anti-Imperialist views. Ultimately, this led him to side... more...

  • James Connollyby Lorcan Collins

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    James Connolly (1868-1916) became a leading Irish socialist and revolutionary, and was one of the leaders of Ireland's rebellion in 1916. As a youth he had served in the British army in Ireland and, seeing how they treated the local population, became hugely disillusioned with the British Army. He became involved in socialism in Scotland and was... more...

  • A New History of Ireland, Volume VIby W. E. Vaughan

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 59.99

    A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. Volume VI opens with a character... more...

  • Irish Civilizationby Arthur Aughey; John Oakland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Irish Civilization provides the perfect background and introduction to both the history of Ireland until 1921 and the development of Ireland and Northern Ireland since 1921. This book illustrates how these societies have developed in common but also those elements where there have been, and continue to be, substantial differences. It includes... more...