Irish Political Prisoners 1848-1922: Theatres of War
By: Sean McConville (author)Paperback
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This is the most wide-ranging study ever published of political violence and the punishment of Irish political offenders from 1848 to the founding of the Irish Free State in 1922. Those who chose violence to advance their Irish nationalist beliefs ranged from gentlemen revolutionaries to those who openly embraced terrorism or even full-scale guerilla war. Sean McConville provides a comprehensive survey of Irish revolutionary struggle, matching chapters on punishment of offenders with descriptions and analysis of their campaigns. Government's response to political violence was determined by a number of factors, including not only the nature of the offences but also interest and support from the United States and Australia, as well as current objectives of Irish policy.
Sean McConville is Professor of Criminal Justice and Professorial Reseacrh Fellow in the Department of Law, Queen Mary, University of London. He has published widely on imprisonment and related political and legal issues.
Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction 1 The Young Irelanders 2 Gentlemen convicts 3 The Fenians: a dream of revolution 4 The Fenians in prison 5 Amnesty: Gladstone takes a chance 6 The convict Michael Davitt 7 The dynamitards 8 The dynamitards in prison 9 The Easter rising 10 Internment: a training camp in Wales 11 Imprisonment: war by other means 12 Roger Casement: a question of honour 13 Sinn Fein, 1917-19 14 'Frightfulness': Ireland, 1919-22 15 Bang and whimper, 1919-22 Bibliography Index
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