New PDF release: Afterimage of the Revolution: Cumann na nGaedheal and Irish

By Jason Knirck

ISBN-10: 0299295842

ISBN-13: 9780299295844

Ascending to strength after the Anglo-Irish Treaty and a violent revolution opposed to the uk, the political celebration Cumann na nGaedheal ruled through the first ten years of the Irish loose nation (1922–32). taking on from the fallen Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, Cumann na nGaedheal leaders akin to W. T. Cosgrave and Kevin O'Higgins gained a bloody civil battle, created the associations of the recent loose nation, and tried to undertaking overseas the independence of a brand new Ireland.

            based on the view that Cumann na nGaedheal was once truly a reactionary counterrevolutionary celebration, Afterimage of the Revolution contends that, in development the hot Irish kingdom, the govt. framed and promoted its guidelines by way of principles inherited from the revolution. particularly, Cumann na nGaedheal emphasised Irish sovereignty, the "Irishness" of the recent country, and a powerful experience of anticolonialism, all key parts of the Sinn Féin social gathering platform through the revolution. Jason Knirck argues that the Nineteen Twenties has to be understood as a part of a continuous Irish revolution that resulted in an eventual self reliant republic. Drawing on kingdom files, newspapers, and personal papers—including the lately published papers of Kevin O'Higgins—he deals a clean view of Irish politics within the Twenties and integrates this era extra heavily with the Irish Revolution.

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