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Irish socialist republicanism, 1909–36 Adrian Grant October 9, 2012

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This looks interesting.

Four Courts Press are delighted to announce the publication of Irish Socialist Republicanism, 1909-36 by Adrian Grant.

This book examines Irish socialist republicanism in the early part of the 20th century. Previous studies of the subject have pointed to the left wing of the IRA as the prime instigator of the movement. Here, socialist republicanism is examined in detail from the perspective of the Labour movement alongside the IRA and other republican groups for the first time. The result is an enlightening account of the many connections and alliances that existed between republicans, socialists, communists and others. The reader is provided with a narrative that explains the many twists and turns in both mainstream and radical Irish politics in the period.

Adrian Grant holds a PhD from UU, Magee College, and is the editor of the online history magazine, Scoláire Staire.

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1. Anthony Tierney - October 10, 2012
2. Adrian Grant - October 10, 2012

Thanks for the plug!

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3. steve McCann - November 8, 2012

half way thru it so far great read

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5. PhilF - June 10, 2014

Very good book. Persuasively argues, fairly convincingly in my view, that socialist-republicanism was essentially/initially a trend in the labour movement and that this has been largely overlooked.

However, after the Treaty, I think his thesis is highly problematic. After the Treaty and establishment of the Free State, I think it is much more evidently a trend in the republican movement. The LP, along with most of the union movement, rapidly became integrated into the new state and its various tentacles.

I think if you put Adrian Grant’s book together with Brian Hanley’s on the IRA from 1926-36 you’ve got a good overview of the whole period from the founding of the ITGWU to the end of Republican Congress and what the stand/s of socialist-republicanism consisted of.

I read the Grant book a couple of months ago, but I first have to review Maurice Coakley’s excellent book on the under-development of the Irish economy and society and Donnacha Ó Beacháin’s excellent ‘Destiny of the Soldiers’ about De Valera, Fianna Fail and the IRA.

Phil

http://theirishrevolution.wordpress.com

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PhilF - June 10, 2014

“Persuasively argues, fairly convincingly in my view,”

oops, it’s the end of a very, very long day.

Phil

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Ciarán - June 10, 2014

However, after the Treaty, I think his thesis is highly problematic. After the Treaty and establishment of the Free State, I think it is much more evidently a trend in the republican movement

It’s been a while since I’ve read the book, but I’m pretty sure that’s the argument Grant makes. He also mentions the communists alongside the republican movement when it comes to carrying the socialist republican torch in the 1920s.

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