Political Imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921 by William Murphy

By William Murphy

For a progressive new release of Irishmen and Irishwomen - together with suffragettes, labour activists, and nationalists - imprisonment turned a standard adventure. within the years 1912-1921, hundreds of thousands have been arrested and held in civil prisons or in internment camps in eire and Britain. The state's cause used to be to repress dissent, yet in its place, the prisons and camps grew to become a spotlight of radical problem to the legitimacy and sturdiness of the prestige quo.

Some of those prisons and prisoners are well-known: Terence MacSwiney and Thomas Ashe occupy a principal place within the felony martyrology of Irish republican tradition, and Kilmainham Gaol has turn into essentially the most well known vacationer websites in Dublin. however, a entire historical past of political imprisonment enthusiastic about those years doesn't exist. In Imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921, William Murphy makes an attempt to supply this sort of heritage. He seeks to aspect what it used to be prefer to be a
political prisoner; the way it smelled, tasted, and felt. greater than that, the amount demonstrates that knowing political imprisonment of this era is without doubt one of the keys to knowing the Irish revolution.

Murphy argues that the politics of imprisonment and the criminal conflicts analysed right here mirrored and affected the rhythms of the revolution, and this quantity not just reconstructs and assesses a number of the studies and activities of the prisoners, yet these in their households, groups, and political events, in addition to the attitudes and reactions of the nation and people charged with dealing with the prisoners.

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