The Green Flag: A History of Irish Nationalism

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Penguin UK, Jul 6, 2000 - History - 896 pages
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THE GREEN FLAG stands as the most comprehensive and illuminating history of Irish Nationalism yet published. For many years available as three separate volumes (THE MOST DISTRESSFUL COUNTRY, THE BOLD FENIAN MEN and OURSELVES ALONE), this outstanding history is now available as a single volume.

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Review: The Green Flag, Vols 1-3

User Review  - Michael Romo - Goodreads

One of the most depressing but also important books about Ireland that I have ever read. Read full review

Review: The Green Flag, Vols 1-3

User Review  - Evan Barrett - Goodreads

I do not have a significant Irish heritage but I have always been fascinated by the Irish character. This book taught me a lot about the great Irish heroes - Protestant and Catholic - Gaelic, Norman ... Read full review


Part One
2 Contradictions of Irish Nationality
3 Strongbow 1170 to the Ulster Plantation 1609
4 Great Rebellion 1641 to Penal Laws 1703
5 Majority Living 17031880
6 Minority Politics Eighteenth Century
Part Two
19 The Manchester Martyrs
Part Four
2 Parnell and the Land Crisis
3 Parnell and Home Rule
4 The Orange Card
5 Parnells Fall
Orangemen at Play
7 Nationalists at Ease

2 Wolfe Tone and Samuel Neilson
3 United Irishmen and Defenders
4 French Contacts
5 Defenders and Orangemen
6 BantryBay
7 United Irishmen in Trouble
8 New French Preparations
9 Repression 1798
10 Rebellion in Wexford
11 Collapse of United Irishmen
12 The French Landing
Part Three
2 Robert Emmets Fall and Rise
3 The Failure of the Union
4 Daniel OConnell and Catholic Emancipation
5 The Repeal Debate
6 OConnell and Davis
7 Monster Meetings
8 Biding Time After Clontarf
9 OConnells Imprisonment and After
10 More Monster Meetings
11 Repeal Famine and Young Ireland
12 The Irish Confederation
13 Smith OBriens Rising 1848
14 The Corpse on the Dissecting Table
15 Beginnings of the Fenian Movement
16 James Stephens at Work
17 Stephens In and Out of Trouble
Bold Fenian Men
8 Growth of National Consciousness
9 Arthur Griffith and Sinn Fein
10 Asquith and the Third Home Rule Bill
11 Ulster Volunteers
12 The Liberal Nerve Begins to Fail
13 Volunteers and Home Rule
14 Volunteers and the European War
15 The Sinn Fein Volunteers
16 Casement in Germany
17 The Dublin Rising 1916
18 Executions and Negotiations
Part Five
2 The New Sinn Fein July 1917April 1918
3 Conscription Crisis to General Election December 1918
4 Sinn Fein in a Vacuum JanuaryMay 1919
5 Michael Collins and Others AprilDecember 1919
6 The Campaign of Killing 191920
7 Enter Black and Tans 1920
8 Murder by the Throat 1920
9 War and Truce 1921
10 Treaty 1921
11 Nemesis 19223
12 Epilogue
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About the author (2000)

Robert Kee lives in London SE5. He is a distinguished historian and broadcaster. Penguin also publish THE LAUREL AND THE IVY, Robert Kee's acclaimed life of Parnell.

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