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The Resource The 1916 Irish Rebellion, Bríona Nic Dhiarmada ; foreword by Mary McAleese

The 1916 Irish Rebellion, Bríona Nic Dhiarmada ; foreword by Mary McAleese

Label
The 1916 Irish Rebellion
Title
The 1916 Irish Rebellion
Statement of responsibility
Bríona Nic Dhiarmada ; foreword by Mary McAleese
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One hundred years ago, during Easter Week, 1916, rebel Irish leaders and their followers staged an armed uprising in the city of Dublin in an attempt to overthrow British rule and create an autonomous Irish republic. One week later, their rebellion ruthlessly quashed by British forces, the surviving insurgents were jailed and many of their leaders quickly executed. Though their rebellion had failed, their actions galvanized a growing population of sympathizers who would, in years to come, succeed in establishing an independent Irish state. Documentary writer, producer, and scholar Br̕ona Nic Dhiarmada has seized the occasion of the centenary of the Irish Rising to reassess this event and its historical significance. Her book explores the crucial role of Irish Americans in both the lead-up to and the aftermath of the events in Dublin and places the Irish Rising in its European and global context, as an expression of the anti-colonialism that found its full voice in the wake of the First World War. The 1916 Irish Rebellion includes a historical narrative; a lavish spread of contemporary images and photographs; and a rich selection of sidebar quotations from contemporary documents, prisoners' statements, and other eyewitness accounts to capture the experiences of nationalists and unionists, Irish rebels and British soldiers, and Irish Americans during the turbulent events of Easter Week, 1916. In the first part of the book, Nic Dhiarmada surveys Ireland's place as part of the British Empire in the decades leading up to 1916, with special emphasis on earlier Irish movements to achieve independence or at least some measure of self-governance. She then outlines the events leading to the Easter Rebellion of 1916, including the crucial events of Thursday through Saturday prior to Easter. The second part details the events of the Easter Rising and the week of violent fighting, ending in the failure of the armed insurrection in Dublin. Her third part discusses the fate of the leaders of the Rising, many of whom were immediately court-martialed and executed. Nic Dhiarmada suggests that the Irish Rising, its ideals, and the subsequent election of members of the nationalist movement to prominent government offices were instrumental to the later creation of the sovereign Republic of Ireland, as well as an inspiration to anti-colonialist insurrections elsewhere in the world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nic Dhiarmada, Bríona
Dewey number
941.5082/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA962
LC item number
.N53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Easter Rising (Ireland : 1916)
  • Ireland
  • Irish question
  • Irish question
  • Ireland
  • Irlande
  • Question irlandaise
  • Osteraufstand
  • Ireland
Label
The 1916 Irish Rebellion, Bríona Nic Dhiarmada ; foreword by Mary McAleese
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Awakening -- Insurrection -- When myth and history rhyme
Control code
ocn929331845
Dimensions
23 x 30 cm
Extent
ix, 205 pages
Isbn
9780268036140
Lccn
2015042508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025877605
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780268036140
  • (OCoLC)929331845
Label
The 1916 Irish Rebellion, Bríona Nic Dhiarmada ; foreword by Mary McAleese
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Awakening -- Insurrection -- When myth and history rhyme
Control code
ocn929331845
Dimensions
23 x 30 cm
Extent
ix, 205 pages
Isbn
9780268036140
Lccn
2015042508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025877605
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780268036140
  • (OCoLC)929331845

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