A New Day Dawning: A Portrait of Ireland in 1900
A New Day Dawning describes the political and cultural ferment that gripped Ireland the last time a century turned. Based on contemporary books and newspaper sources, and copiously illustrated with photographs from the period, this book offers insights into the conditions that prevailed in the Ireland of 1900. There is an account of the crimes that captured public attention at a time when urban and rural poverty were rife, the emigrant ship remained a common experience, and the workhouse often provided a last refuge for the poor and for the old. Individual chapters look at how people lived in 1900. Irish nationalism, how important Irish unionism was to the people, the dawn of Irish literature in the new century, and a look at Ireland as part of the fin de siecle world. A final chapter asseses Ireland's advancement over the last century.
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How Irelands Twentieth Century Began
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