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The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916-1918
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At the beginning of the First World War, Irish separatists in the city of Cork were marginalised and without political power. By the war’s end, they had supplanted the local elite and launched a bloody war for independence. Using Cork as a case study, this book considers how the First World War brought about political revolution in Ireland, examining: wartime failures of constitutional nationalism; anxieties over food shortages; explosions in trade unionism; the effects of government repression; rising expectations for self-determination; the creation of a mass independence movement; and strident opposition to military conscription. For the first time, the Irish Revolution is viewed through a First World War prism, yielding results that will surprise students of both subjects.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Tables
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. A Note on Language
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. I. Cork Political Life prior to Easter 1916
  2. pp. 6-24
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  1. II. Cork and the First World War, 1914 to Easter 1916
  2. pp. 25-39
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  1. III. The Rising and After
  2. pp. 40-58
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  1. IV. ‘Thoughtless Young People’ and the Cork City Riots of 1917
  2. pp. 59-73
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  1. V. The Republican Front: Sinn Féin, the IRB, and the Irish Volunteers in 1917
  2. pp. 74-95
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  1. VI. Twilight of the Mollies: The Decline of the Irish Party in 1917
  2. pp. 96-119
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  1. VII. Cork Women, American Sailors and Catholic Vigilantes, 1917–18
  2. pp. 120-138
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  1. VIII. Gender, Nationalism and Cork Cumann na mBan, 1916–18
  2. pp. 139-153
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  1. IX. Cork Labour, Economy and the ITGWU
  2. pp. 154-167
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  1. X. Preventing Another Black ’47: The Cork People’s Food Committee 1917–18
  2. pp. 168-185
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  1. XI. Insurrection: The 1918 Conscription Crisis
  2. pp. 186-212
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  1. XII. The Victory of Sinn Féin: The 1918 General Election
  2. pp. 213-229
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 230-234
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 235-248
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  1. Notes and References
  2. pp. 249-316
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 317-328
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