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'County Louth and the Irish Revolution, 1912-1923' is a compelling history of the fierce military action and challenging experience of daily life in the 'wee county' during the revolutionary period. Louth, as with many other counties in Ireland during these years, was changed irreparably by outbreaks of violence and ever-mounting animosity towards the British presence in Ireland. Experts bring a wealth of fascinating stories to this first-ever local history of the county during this period. These stories reveal new findings about the early military skirmishes in the local area by towering republican figures, SeÃ¡n MacEntee and Frank Aiken; how the Civil War struck Drogheda and Dundalk with a conflagration unlike anything previously witnessed; as well as new research revealing the sectarian massacre at Altnaveigh. The economic, political and cultural experience during these years is also fully discussed, providing stark evaluations of social classes, gender, church communities, traditions, and the intrepid activities of Cumann na mBan, the RIC, and the IRA. County Louth and the Irish Revolution documents every facet of these fervent times, uncovering the truly remarkable in all that they had to offer. [Subject: Irish Studies, History, War of Irish Independence, Social History]
Number of Pages: 3158
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Street Date: May 29, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-4426
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