Black and Green: The Fight for Civil Rights in Northern Ireland & Black America

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Pluto Press, 1998 - Political Science - 178 pages
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'An excellent book.' Irish Voice (New York)Ties between political activists in Black America and Ireland span several centuries, from the days of the slave trade to the close links between Frederick Douglass and Daniel O'Connell, and between Marcus Garvey and Eamon de Valera. This timely book traces those historic links and examines how the struggle for black civil rights in America in the 1960s helped shape the campaign against discrimination in Northern Ireland. The author includes interviews with key figures such as Angela Davis, Bernadette McAliskey and Eamonn McCann.
  

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Contents

Black and White Slaves
7
Secondclass Citizens
28
On the March
49
Irish America
69
Backlash
93
Heirs Apparent
117
Biographies of Key Figures
133
Bibliography
167
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About the author (1998)

Brian Dooley is Director of Communications for Public Citizen, a non-profit advocacy organzation in Washington DC, and is author of a critical study of Robert Kennedy, published by Keele University Press in 1995. He has worked for the BBC in Africa and for Amnesty International in London, and writes for the British press on US and Irish affairs.

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