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Ireland's struggle for freedom reaches back much further into the annals of history than most of us can imagine. Since the eleventh century, when legendary king Brian Boru united the chieftains of Ireland to resist Viking invasion, countless individual leaders have fought to preserve and protect Ireland's political and cul-tural autonomy. In a chronicle of unprecedented breadth and authority, andlt;Iandgt;For the Cause of Libertyandlt;/Iandgt; tells the stories of these heroes — including both men and women, Catholics and Protestants — who enabled the Irish to free themselves from the yoke of colonial oppression. andlt;BRandgt; Journalist Terry Golway reconstructs the entire thousand-year history of Irish nationalism, covering each benchmark event in Ireland's political evolution and presenting a vivid, epic tale of both the famous and unsung patriots who changed the course of Ireland's history. Among these are Wolfe Tone, a leader of the 1798 rebellion who cut his own throat rather than submit to a hangman; Kevin Barry, executed at age eighteen rather than turn informer on the eve of independence in 1921; and Bobby Sands, an IRA militant who died on a hunger strike in 1981, calling international attention to the conflict in Northern Ireland. andlt;BRandgt; The engaging and admirable story of how the Irish have saved themselves, andlt;Iandgt;For the Cause of Libertyandlt;/Iandgt; is a peerless work of scholarship, and it offers a fresh context for the ongoing discussion of Ireland's political future.

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A reconstruction of one thousand years of Irish nationalism, covering each benchmark in Ireland's political evolution and presenting a tale of both the famous and the unsung patriots who changed the course of Ireland's history. Patriots who include Wolfe Tone, a leader of the 1798 rebellion who cut his own throat rather than submit to the hangman; and Kevin Barry, who was executed at 18 years old on the eve of independence, for not turning informer. This chronicle tells the stories of men and women, Catholics and Protestants, who enabled the Irish to be free from the yoke of colonial oppression.

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Ireland's struggle for freedom reaches back much further into the annals of history than most of us can imagine. Since the eleventh century, when legendary king Brian Boru united the chieftains of Ireland to resist Viking invasion, countless individual leaders have fought to preserve and protect Ireland's political and cul-tural autonomy. In a chronicle of unprecedented breadth and authority, For the Cause of Liberty tells the stories of these heroes — including both men and women, Catholics and Protestants — who enabled the Irish to free themselves from the yoke of colonial oppression.

Journalist Terry Golway reconstructs the entire thousand-year history of Irish nationalism, covering each benchmark event in Ireland's political evolution and presenting a vivid, epic tale of both the famous and unsung patriots who changed the course of Ireland's history. Among these are Wolfe Tone, a leader of the 1798 rebellion who cut his own throat rather than submit to a hangman; Kevin Barry, executed at age eighteen rather than turn informer on the eve of independence in 1921; and Bobby Sands, an IRA militant who died on a hunger strike in 1981, calling international attention to the conflict in Northern Ireland.

The engaging and admirable story of how the Irish have saved themselves, For the Cause of Liberty is a peerless work of scholarship, and it offers a fresh context for the ongoing discussion of Ireland's political future.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Terry Golwayandlt;/Bandgt; is City Editor and columnist at andlt;Iandgt;The New York Observer.andlt;/Iandgt; He is also a frequent contributor to the andlt;Iandgt;Irish Echo, America, American Heritage, The Boston Globe, The New York Times,andlt;/Iandgt; and other national publications. He is the author of andlt;Iandgt;Irish Rebel: John Devoy and America's Fight for Ireland's Freedomandlt;/Iandgt; and coauthor of andlt;Iandgt;The Irish in America,andlt;/Iandgt; a companion book to the award-winning PBS documentary series.

Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter One

Conquest

Chapter Two

Protestant Nation

Chapter Three

The Common Name of Irishman

Chapter Four

Emancipation and Starvation

Chapter Five

The Irish Republican Brotherhood

Chapter Six

The Land War

Chapter Seven

To Sweeten Ireland?s Wrong

Chapter Eight

Bloody Protest for a Glorious Thing

Chapter Nine

Liberty

Chapter Ten

The Orange State

Chapter Eleven

The Common Cause of Peace

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684855578
Author:
Golway, Terry
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Revolutionaries
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Western Europe - General
Subject:
Nationalists - Ireland
Subject:
Ireland History.
Subject:
World History-Ireland
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
March 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 Illus (16 PPS), maps
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 18.97 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A reconstruction of one thousand years of Irish nationalism, covering each benchmark in Ireland's political evolution and presenting a tale of both the famous and the unsung patriots who changed the course of Ireland's history. Patriots who include Wolfe Tone, a leader of the 1798 rebellion who cut his own throat rather than submit to the hangman; and Kevin Barry, who was executed at 18 years old on the eve of independence, for not turning informer. This chronicle tells the stories of men and women, Catholics and Protestants, who enabled the Irish to be free from the yoke of colonial oppression.
"Synopsis" by ,

Ireland's struggle for freedom reaches back much further into the annals of history than most of us can imagine. Since the eleventh century, when legendary king Brian Boru united the chieftains of Ireland to resist Viking invasion, countless individual leaders have fought to preserve and protect Ireland's political and cul-tural autonomy. In a chronicle of unprecedented breadth and authority, For the Cause of Liberty tells the stories of these heroes — including both men and women, Catholics and Protestants — who enabled the Irish to free themselves from the yoke of colonial oppression.

Journalist Terry Golway reconstructs the entire thousand-year history of Irish nationalism, covering each benchmark event in Ireland's political evolution and presenting a vivid, epic tale of both the famous and unsung patriots who changed the course of Ireland's history. Among these are Wolfe Tone, a leader of the 1798 rebellion who cut his own throat rather than submit to a hangman; Kevin Barry, executed at age eighteen rather than turn informer on the eve of independence in 1921; and Bobby Sands, an IRA militant who died on a hunger strike in 1981, calling international attention to the conflict in Northern Ireland.

The engaging and admirable story of how the Irish have saved themselves, For the Cause of Liberty is a peerless work of scholarship, and it offers a fresh context for the ongoing discussion of Ireland's political future.

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