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Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'

Sarah Campbell


Gerry Fitt was a key political figure in Northern Ireland for over twenty years, yet there is no major historical evaluation of his contribution, nor of his legacy or place in the memory of the minority community there. Drawing on unpublished party and private papers, recently released Irish and British government papers, and interviews, this book is the first academic study of the role of Gerry Fitt in the politics of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) and will examine the first decade of the party through the lens of his leadership. Fitt was a driving force behind the original vis ... More

Keywords: Northern Ireland conflict, Nationalism, SDLP, Gerry Fitt, Sunningdale, Power-sharing, Peace studies, Biography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096105
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096105.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Campbell, author
Newcastle University