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Bulmer Hobson and the Nationalist Movement in Twentieth-Century Ireland by Marnie Hay

Bulmer Hobson and the Nationalist Movement in Twentieth-Century Ireland


Bulmer Hobson and the Nationalist Movement in Twentieth-Century Ireland by Marnie Hay

Bulmer Hobson (1883-1969) abandoned the pacifism of his Ulster Quaker roots to become a key leader in the Irish nationalist movement in the period leading up to the 1916 Easter Rising. Sidelined at a critical time and maligned by some republican colleagues, Hobson has not been the subject of a published study until now. This book outlines and assesses Hobson's nationalist career in the period 1900-16, exploring his contributions to the Gaelic League, the Gaelic Athletic Association, the Sinn Fein movement, Na Fianna Eireann and the Irish Volunteers. It also examines his lesser-known activities as a publisher, civil servant and economic propagandist in the years after the Rising. As the only study on Bulmer Hobson this book will be of interest to historians and political scientists specializing in twentieth-century Ireland and the Irish revolution, Irish Studies scholars, and students of these disciplines. It will also appeal to the general reader with an interest in the history of the Irish revolution -- .

About the Author

Marnie Hay is an IRCHSS Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow in History at Trinity College Dublin -- .

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Publication date

1st May 2009


Marnie Hay

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Manchester University Press


288 pages


Biography: historical, political & military

20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
Revolutionary groups & movements



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