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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Contents

PART ONE WHO WERE IRISHMEN?
Treaty Night
Contradictions of Irish Nationality
Strongbow 1170 to the Ulster Plantation 1609
Great Rebellion 1641 to Penal Laws 1703
Majority Living 17031880
Minority Politics Eighteenth Century
PART TWO THE FIRST IRISH REPUBLICANS
Stephens In and Out of Trouble
Bold Fenian
The Manchester Martyrs
PART FOUR THE TRAGEDY OF HOME RULE
Beginnings of Home Rule
Parnell and the Land Crisis
Parnell and Home Rule
The Orange Card

Ireland and the French Revolution
Wolfe Tone and Samuel Neilson
United Irishmen and Defenders
French Contacts
Defenders and Orangemen
Bantry
United Irishmen in Trouble
New French Preparations
Repression 1798
Rebellion in Wexford
Collapse of United Irishmen
The French Landing
PART THREE THE UNION
The Making of the Union
Robert Emmets Fall and Rise
The Failure of the Union
Daniel OConnell and Catholic Emancipation
The Repeal Debate
OConnell and Davis
Monster Meetings
Biding Time After Clontarf
OConnells Imprisonment and After
More Monster Meetings
Repeal Famine and Young Ireland
The Irish Confederation
Smith OBriens Rising 1848
The Corpse on the Dissecting Table
Beginnings of the Fenian Movement
James Stephens at Work
Parnells Fall
Orangemen at Play
Nationalists at Ease
Growth of National Consciousness
Arthur Griffith and Sinn Fein
Asquith and the Third Home Rule Bill
Ulster Volunteers
The Liberal Nerve Begins to Fail
Volunteers and Home Rule
Volunteers and the European
The Sinn Fein Volunteers
Casement in Germany
The Dublin Rising 1916
Executions and Negotiations
PART FIVE OURSELVES ALONE
Rebellion to De Valeras Election at Clare July 1917
The New Sinn Fein July 1917April 1918
Conscription Crisis to General Election December 1918
Sinn Fein in a Vacuum JanuaryMay 1919
Michael Collins and Others AprilDecember 1919
The Campaign of Killing 191920
Enter Black and Tans 1920
Murder by the Throat 1920
War and Truce 1921
Treaty 1921
Nemesis 19223
Epilogue
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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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