Jason Knirck's Afterimage of the Revolution: Cumann na nGaedheal and Irish PDF

By Jason Knirck

Ascending to energy after the Anglo-Irish Treaty and a violent revolution opposed to the uk, the political occasion Cumann na nGaedheal ruled in the course of the first ten years of the Irish loose country (1922–32). taking on from the fallen Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, Cumann na nGaedheal leaders resembling W. T. Cosgrave and Kevin O'Higgins gained a bloody civil conflict, created the associations of the recent unfastened country, and tried to venture in a foreign country the independence of a brand new Ireland.

            based on the view that Cumann na nGaedheal was once truly a reactionary counterrevolutionary occasion, Afterimage of the Revolution contends that, in development the recent Irish kingdom, the govt framed and promoted its rules when it comes to principles inherited from the revolution. specifically, Cumann na nGaedheal emphasised Irish sovereignty, the "Irishness" of the hot kingdom, and a powerful feel of anticolonialism, all key parts of the Sinn Féin social gathering platform throughout the revolution. Jason Knirck argues that the Nineteen Twenties needs to be understood as a part of a continuous Irish revolution that ended 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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