[Marxism] Ireland, 1916 Rebellion and onwards

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 16:45:01 MST 2015


Don't know why, but for some reason a couple of articles about the period
just after 1916 have got a load of views on my little Irish blog in the
past 36 hours, so I thought I might mention them here.

These were written about 20 years ago, and there have been some very good
books and journal articles on these subjects since then.  However, I think
the pieces hold up very well:

The working class and the national struggle, 1916-1921:
https://theirishrevolution.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/the-working-class-and-the-national-struggle-1916-1921/

Women's rights and the national struggle, 1916-1922:
https://theirishrevolution.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/women%E2%80%99s-rights-and-the-national-struggle-1916-1922/

Folks might also be interested in my thoughts (again written 20 years ago)
on how current day elite concerns and politics (re)shaped historical
writing about that period:

Nationalisms and anti-nationalisms in Irish historiography:
https://theirishrevolution.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/nationalisms-and-anti-nationalisms-in-irish-historiography/

Politics and the rise of Irish historical revisionism:
https://theirishrevolution.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/politics-and-the-rise-of-revisionism/

The Easter Rising and the 'blood sacrifice':
https://theirishrevolution.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/the-easter-rising-and-the-blood-sacrifice/

Connolly, Markievicz, the republicans and the debate over 1916:
https://theirishrevolution.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/connolly-markievicz-the-republicans-and-the-debate-over-1916/

Phil



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