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Ireland in the Twentieth Century By D.W. Harkness

Ireland in the Twentieth Century
by D.W. Harkness

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In this thought-provoking book, Professor Harkness charts the record of antagonistic aspirations that have divided Irish Nationalists from Irish Unionists (the latter, since 1920, being concentrated in the six Counties of Northern Ireland).
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Ireland in the Twentieth Century by D.W. Harkness

What is it about the Irish that has kept them at each other's throats throughout this century? In this thought-provoking book, Professor Harkness charts the record of antagonistic aspirations that have divided Irish Nationalists from Irish Unionists (the latter, since 1920, being concentrated in the six Counties of Northern Ireland). Before the First World War, advocates of Irish Home rule opposed Unionist defenders of the United Kingdom. During and after the War, Irish Nationalist separatists struggled against the Unionist stronghold in the North East. When, in 1922, Ireland was divided between two unequal administrations, deadlock ensued. The Irish Free State became first a Dominion in the British Commonwealth and then, in 1949, the Irish Republic outside it. Northern Ireland soldiered on, a mere local administration devolved from Westminster, determined to remain part of the United Kingdom, but weakened by a divided population and by uncertain support from London. In 1972, after a fierce renewal of communal strife within Northern Ireland, London reasserted its rule over the province, sought an end to violent conflict, and pursued relations with Dublin to that end. The contrast of the Belfast-Dublin perspectives throughout this period are the substance of this book, yet the ongoing record of practical day-to-day operations is also part of the story. A multitude of contacts persisted across the Irish frontier, economic and social, sporting and cultural, religious and professionals, and to these too this book makes reference.

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Table of Contents


Home Rule and Unionism, to 1912 No Compromise: 1913-1918.- Division and Retrenchment: 1919-1925.- Separate Ways: 1926-1938.- Neutral and Belligerent: 1938-49.- Neighbours of a Kind: 1950-72.- London Steps in: 1972-1992.- Conclusions.- Appendix A Extracts from the Government of Ireland Act, 1920.- Appendix B.- Articles of Agreement for a Treaty between Great Britain and Ireland.- Appendix C Ireland (Confirmation of Agreement) Act, 1925.- Appendix D Extracts from the Irish Constitutions of 1922 and 1937.- Appendix E The Republic of Ireland: The Republic of Ireland Act, 1949 and The Ireland Act, 1949.- Appendix F The Anglo-Irish Agreement, 15 November 1985.

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GOR004254522
Ireland in the Twentieth Century by D.W. Harkness
D.W. Harkness
British History in Perspective
Used - Good
Paperback
Macmillan Education UK
1995-11-13
200
033356796X
9780333567968
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.