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Transatlantic defiance: The militant Irish republican movement in America, 1923-45

Wilk Gavin


This book examines the militant Irish republican movement in the United States from the final months of the Irish Civil War through to the Second World War. The narrative, crafted to appeal to both an academic and general audience, carefully and creatively intertwines the personalities, events and policies that shaped the militant republican movement in the US during this period and shows the evolution of its deep transnational nature. Most importantly, through a bottom-up historical analysis that incorporates an examination of more than eighty archival collections in the US, Ireland and Brita ... More

Keywords: Irish-American, Irish Republican Army, militant Irish republican movement, Anti-Treaty, transnational, Clan na Gael, Second World War, IRA bombing campaign, academic, general audience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091667
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091667.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wilk Gavin, author
University of Limerick