Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | April 1, 2003

byMarc Mulholland

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From the Plantation of Ulster in the seventeenth century to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict - Catholic against Protestant, Republican against Unionist. Marc Mulholland explores the pivotal moments in NorthernIrish history - the rise of republicanism in the 1800s, Home Rule and the civil rights movement, the growth of Sinn Fein and the provisional IRA, and of the opposition, the DUP, led by Dr. Ian Paisley. His detailed examination of the violent upheaval of the last century, epitomized by the killing of13 civilian demonstrators on Bloody Sunday, culminates in the controversy surrounding the current ongoing peace process. Over 300 years on, the question still remains: can two identities and national allegiances be accommodated in the same state without oppression, rebellion, or violence?

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From the Plantation of Ulster in the seventeenth century to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict - Catholic against Protestant, Republican against Unionist. Marc Mulholland explores the pivotal moments in NorthernIrish history - the rise of republicanism in the...

Marc Mulholland is a Fellow in Modern History at St Catherine's College, Oxford. His publications include Northern Ireland at the Crossroads: Ulster Unionism in the O'Neill Years 1960-1969 (Macmillian, St Martin's Press, 2000)

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.43 inPublished:April 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192801562

ISBN - 13:9780192801562

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Divided Ulster: from Plantation to Partition2. Home Rule in Ulster: Stormont's Record3. Life Cheapens: The Descent into War4. The Long War5. The Long 'Peace'Conclusion

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`Mulholland writes with unusual sensitivity and fairness. He understands the problem: in Northern Ireland, neither Nationalist nor Unionist feels they may rest easy.'Paul Bew, Queen's University Belfast