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Political Imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921
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Political Imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921

William Murphy

Abstract

This book analyses the role of political imprisonment during a period in Irish history when prisons were at the heart of a series of contests, including the violent campaign for Irish independence. It tells the story of suffragettes, trade unionists, and revolutionary nationalists who were sent to prisons and internment camps in Ireland and Britain for their causes, and examines the ways in which they then used those prisons and camps to promote their causes. The book explores the roles and identities claimed by the political prisoners. It analyses the strategies—including hunger strike—that t ... More

Keywords: Political prisoners, revolution, Ireland, hunger strike, internment camp, nationalism, suffragettes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199569076
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569076.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Murphy, author
Lecturer in Irish Studies, Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin City University