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In the Shadow of History: Sinn Féin 1926-70

Agnès Maillot


From 1926 onward, Sinn Féin, which had been instrumental in the revolutionary period of 1919-23, faded into oblivion as a result of its intransigent and doctrinaire stance. This books unravels a chapter of history that has not been dealt with in detail until now, although the operation of the party raises fundamental questions on issues such as democracy and the role of history in the construction of a national narrative. Through a close analysis of newspaper reports, of the fortnightly Standing committee minutes, and through various interviews carried out by the author, it looks at the manner ... More

Keywords: Republican, Irish Republican Army (IRA), Democracy, Legacy and memory, Socialism, Subversion, Armed strategy, Abstentionism, Revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719084898
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719084898.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Agnès Maillot, author
Dublin City University