The Transformation Of Ireland 1900-2000

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Profile Books, Jul 9, 2010 - History - 896 pages
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A ground-breaking history of the twentieth century in Ireland, written on the most ambitious scale by a brilliant young historian.

It is significant that it begins in 1900 and ends in 2000 - most accounts have begun in 1912 or 1922 and largely ignored the end of the century. Politics and political parties are examined in detail but high politics does not dominate the book, which rather sets out to answer the question: 'What was it like to grow up and live in 20th-century Ireland'?

It deals with the North in a comprehensive way, focusing on the social and cultural aspects, not just the obvious political and religious divisions.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 19001912
28
2 19121918
110
3 19181923
186
4 19231932
280
5 19321945
358
6 19451960
450
7 19601970
536
8 19702000
623
Notes
760
Bibliography
818
Index
852
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About the author (2010)

Diarmaid Ferriter is one of Ireland's best-known historians and is Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD. His books include The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000 (2004), Judging Dev: A Reassessment of the life and legacy of Eamon de Valera (2007), Occasions of Sin: Sex and Society in Modern Ireland (2009) and Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s (2012). His most recent book is A Nation and not a Rabble: The Irish Revolution 1913-23 (2015) He is a regular broadcaster on television and radio and a weekly columnist with the Irish Times. In 2010 he presented a three-part history of twentieth century Ireland, 'The Limits of Liberty', on RTE television.

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