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Easter Rising : Revolution and Irish Nationalism (2ND 03 Edition)

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In this innovative work, Alan Ward uses the pivotal event in twentieth-century Irish history as a prism through which to survey Irish history from the twelfth century to the present.

By asking why the Easter Rising occurred, Ward is able to review the history of Anglo-Irish relations, from the time of Norman settlement to World War I, as well as the development of several kinds of Irish nationalism in the nineteenth century. Then, by asking what the effects of the Rising have been, Ward discusses the Irish war of independence, the creation of the Irish Free State, and the Irish civil war, pondering the influence of the various strands of Irish nationalism on the modern state.

Finally, the book reviews the conflict in Northern Ireland from the 1960s all the way to the fall of 2002, making this distinctive and analysis ideal for use as a core text in Irish history or superb supplementary reading for survey courses in British, European, and World History.

Book News Annotation:

The Easter Rising is used as a prism through which to survey Irish history from the 12th century to the present in this text for undergraduates. The book reviews the history of Anglo-Irish relations, examines the development of Irish nationalism, discusses the Irish war of independence, and looks at the conflict in Northern Ireland from the 1960s to 2002. This second edition takes into account events since the first edition was published in 1980. Ward teaches government at the College of William and Mary. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Alan J. Ward is the Class of 1935 Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. He is a past president of the American Conference for Irish Studies and senior fellow in the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast. His books on Irish history and government include Ireland and Anglo-American Relations, 1899-1921 (1969) and The Irish Constitutional Tradition: Responsible Government and Modern Ireland, 1782-1992 (1994).

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 The Easter Rising 1

Chapter 2 England and Ireland Before the Union of 1801 16

Chapter 3 Ireland and Irish Nationalism After the Union 31

Chapter 4 Constitutional Nationalism 41

Chapter 5 Romantic and Revolutionary Nationalism 55

Chapter 6 America and the Irish Problem 72

Chapter 7 Three Home Rule Bills and the Rise of Unionism 82

Chapter 8 The Constitutional Crisis of 1912-1914: Preparing for Rebellion 95

Chapter 9 World War I: Britain’s Weakness and Ireland’s Opportunity 104

Chapter 10 Sinn Fein Emerges 116

Chapter 11 A Victory for Revolutionary Nationalism 128

Chapter 12 The Effects of the Rising 147

Bibliography 175

Index 185

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882959740
Author:
Ward, Alan J.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Author:
Ward
Location:
Wheeling, Ill.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Ireland Politics and government 1910-1921.
Subject:
Ireland History Easter Rising, 1916.
Subject:
World History-Ireland
Subject:
20th Century & Contemporary British History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
no. DTE 24/01
Publication Date:
20030120
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
194
Dimensions:
8.02x6.52x.43 in. .52 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Europe » Ireland » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ireland

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