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Fenians and Ribbonmen The Development of Republican Politics in East Tyrone, 1898-1918

by Fergal McCluskey

Fenians and Ribbonmen The Development of Republican Politics in East Tyrone, 1898-1918 Synopsis

East Tyrone sits at the crossroads of Irish politics. This book commences with the struggle between Belfast's 'Wee Joe' Devlin, the coming man of the Irish Parliamentary Party, and the Irish Republican Brotherhood to gain mastery over the burgeoning Ancient Order of Hibernians and, with it, control of popular nationalist politics in Ulster. It then recounts the fascinating and often violent story of the relationship between local Fenians and Ribbonmen, across a seminal generation in Irish politics. The narrative centres on an established local Fenian tradition and its relationship with Devlinite Hibernianism, from co-operation, to overt confrontation, to a power struggle within the Irish Volunteer movement, to the Fenians' prominent role in Sinn Fein's meteoric rise in the aftermath of the Easter Rising. Fenians and Ribbonmen will be essential reading for those interested in Irish history and politics. -- .

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719084713
Publication date: 1st June 2011
Author: Fergal McCluskey
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 296 pages
Categories: Political activism,

About Fergal McCluskey

Fergal McCluskey is an IRCSSH fellow at the National University of Ireland, Galway. -- .

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