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Ireland under British Colonial Rule

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Braa, Dan M. "The great potato famine & the transformation of Irish peasant society," Science & Society 61 (1997):193-215.

Connell, K.H. "Peasant marriage in Ireland after the great famine," Past & Present 12 (1957).

Donnelly, Jim. "The construction of the memory of the famine in Ireland & the Irish diaspora, 1850-1900," Eire-Ireland 31 (spr/sum 96).

Gray, Breda & Louise Ryan. "The politics of Irish identity & the interconnections between feminism, nationhood & colonialism," in R. Pierson & N. Chaudhuri (eds.) Nation, Empire, Colony (Bloomington: Indiana U, 1998), pp. 121-38.

McDonough, Terrence. "A million of the Irish toilers: a Marxist approach to the Great Irish Famine," Review of Radical Political Economy 30 (9/98):56-63.

Newsinger, John. "The Easter Rebellion: defeat or victory?" Monthly Review 34,7(12/82):31-40.

_____________. "Historic materialism & the Catholic church: the Irish example," Monthly Review 37,8(1/86):12-22.

_____________. "The great Irish famine: a crime of free market economics," Monthly Review 47,11 (4/96):11-19.

Rolston, Bill. "The training ground: Ireland, conquest & decolonisation," Race & Class 34,4 (1993): 13-24.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Bourke, Angela. The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1999).

Bourke, Joanna. Husbandry to Housewifery: Women, Economic Change & Housework in Ireland, 1890-1914 (NY: Oxford, 1993).

Boyce, D. George & Alan O'Day (eds.) Ireland in Transition, 1867-1921 (NY: Routledge, 2004).

Clark, Samuel & James S. Donnelly Jr. (eds.) Irish Peasants: Violence & Political Unrest, 1780-1914 (Manchester: Manchester U, 1983).

Curtis, L. Perry. Apes & Angels: The Irishman in Victorian Caricature (Washington, 1971).

Edwards, Ruth Dudley & Bridget Hourican. An Atlas of Irish History (3rd ed.; NY: Routledge, 2005). Useful for developments of 70s, 80s & 90s as well as earlier periods.

Fitzpatrick, David. The Two Irelands: 1912-1939 (NY: Oxford, 1998).

Donnelly, James S. The Great Irish Potato Famine. (NY: Oxford, 2002).

Duff, Charles. Six Days to Shake an Empire (NY, 1966). The 1916 Easter Rising.

Feeney, Brian. Sinn Fein: 100 Turbulent Years (Dublin: O'Brien, 2002).

Freeman, T.W. Ireland: A General & Regional Geography (London, 1969).

Guinnane, Timothy W. The Vanishing Irish: Households, Migration & the Rural Economy in Ireland, 1850-1914 (Princeton: Princeton U, 1997).

Hayden, Tom (ed.) Irish Hunger: Personal Reflections on the Legacy of the Famine (Boulder, 1997).

Hart, Peter. The I.R.A. & its Enemies: Violence & Communities in Cork, 1916-1923 (NY: Oxford, 2002).

Hickey, Margaret. Irish Days: Oral Histories of the 20th C. (London: Kyle Cathie, 2001).

Howe, Stephen. Ireland & Empire: Colonial Legacies in Irish History & Culture (NY: Oxford, 2001).

Hutchinson, John. The Dynamics of Cultural Nationalism: The Gaelic Revival & the Creation of the Irish Nation State (Winchester, 1987).

Inglis, Tim. Moral Monopoly: The Rise & Fall of the Catholic Church in Modern Ireland (2nd ed.; Dublin, 1998).

Jackson, Alvin. Home Rule: An Irish History 1800-2000 (NY: Oxford, 2004).

Jeffery, Keith. Ireland & the Great War (NY: Cambridge, 2001).

Kee, Robert. The Green Flag: A History of Irish Nationalism (NY: Penguin, 2000).

Kiberd, Declan. Inventing Ireland (London, 1995).

Kinealy, Christine. A Death-Dealing Famine: The Great Hunger in Ireland (

Lebow, Richard N. White Britain & Black Ireland: The Influence of Stereotypes on Colonial Policy (Philadelphia, 1976).

Luddy, Maria & Cliona Murphy (eds.) Women Surviving: Studies in Irish Women's History in the 19th & 20th c. (Dublin, 1990).

Magray, Mary P. The Transformation Power of the Nuns: Women, Religion & Cultural Change in Ireland, 1750-1900 (NY, 1998).

McBride, Lawrence W. (ed.) The Reynolds Letters: An Irish Emigrant Family in Late-Victorian Manchester (Cork: Cork U., 1999).

__________ (ed.) Images, Icons & the Irish Nationalist Imagination (Dublin: Four Courts, 1999).

__________ (ed.) Reading irish Histories: Texts, Contexts & Memory in Modern Ireland (Dublin: Four Courts, 2003).

Mokyr, Joel. Why Ireland Starved (London, 1983).

Novick, Ben. Conceiving Revolution: Irish Nationalist Propaganda during the First World War (Dublin: Four Courts, 2001).

O'Farrell, Patrick. England & Ireland since 1800 (NY: Oxford, 1975).

O'Shea, James. Priest, Politics & Society in Post-Famine Ireland: A Study of County Tipperary, 1850-1891 (Dublin, 1983).

Tanner, Marcus. Ireland's Holy Wars: The Struggle for a Nation's Soul, 1500-2000 (New Haven: Yale, 2001).

Tóibin, Colm & Diarmaid Ferriter (eds.) The Irish Famine: A Documentary (London: Profile, 2001).

Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger: Ireland, 1845-1849 (London, 1962).

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Film & Video

"Michael Collins" [1996], dir. Neil Jordan, ?m. In video stores. War for independence, 1916-1922.


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