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The revolutionary and anti-imperialist writings of James Connolly 1893-1916 / edited by Conor McCarthy.

By: Connolly, James, 1868-1916.
Contributor(s): McCarthy, Conor [editor.].
Series: Key Texts in Anti-Colonial Thought: Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2016Description: x, 270 p. : 24 cm.ISBN: 9781474410687 : (pbk).Subject(s): Connolly, James, 1868-1916 -- Historiography | Revolutionaries -- Ireland | Socialism -- Ireland -- History | Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1910-1921DDC classification: 320.531 Summary: James Connolly, the greatest Marxist and socialist thinker, organiser and leader Ireland ever produced, was also a great internationalist and anti-imperialist writer and campaigner. This wide-ranging anthology features a scholarly introduction which provides background to Connolly's life, career and influences, and which contextualises his work both in Ireland and internationally. The collection of texts presented here demonstrates that Connolly's writings are as pertinent in Ireland and the postcolonial world a century after his execution for leadership of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland as they were in his own lifetime. The Revolutionary and Anti-Imperialist Writings of James Connolly, 1893-1916 is a vital and inspiring resource for students, scholars and activists seeking to understand the tumultuous history of early twentieth-century Ireland in both its local and imperial contexts, and looking for the tools to understand the inequities of our globalised world today. (Copac)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

James Connolly, the greatest Marxist and socialist thinker, organiser and leader Ireland ever produced, was also a great internationalist and anti-imperialist writer and campaigner. This wide-ranging anthology features a scholarly introduction which provides background to Connolly's life, career and influences, and which contextualises his work both in Ireland and internationally. The collection of texts presented here demonstrates that Connolly's writings are as pertinent in Ireland and the postcolonial world a century after his execution for leadership of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland as they were in his own lifetime. The Revolutionary and Anti-Imperialist Writings of James Connolly, 1893-1916 is a vital and inspiring resource for students, scholars and activists seeking to understand the tumultuous history of early twentieth-century Ireland in both its local and imperial contexts, and looking for the tools to understand the inequities of our globalised world today. (Copac)

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