The Dynamiters: Irish nationalism and political violence in the wider world, 1867–1900

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dc.contributor.author WHELEHAN, Niall
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-05T09:31:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-05T09:31:28Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781107023321
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/23415
dc.description (Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 2009.) en
dc.description.abstract In the 1880s a New York-based faction of militant Irish nationalists conducted the first urban bombing campaign in history, targeting symbolic public buildings in Britain with homemade bombs. This book investigates the people and ideas behind this spectacular new departure in revolutionary violence. Employing a transnational approach, the book reveals connections and parallels between the 'dynamiters' and other revolutionary groups active at the time and demonstrates how they interacted with currents in revolution, war and politics across Europe, the United States and the British Empire. Reconstructing the life stories of individual dynamiters and their conceptual and ethical views on violence, it offers an innovative picture of the dynamics of revolutionary organizations as well as the political, social and cultural factors which move people to support or condemn acts of political violence. en
dc.description.tableofcontents -- Introduction -- 1. End of insurrection? Ireland and the post-1848 revolutionary world -- 2. The Skirmishing Fund -- 3. Science and skirmishing -- 4. The dynamiters and their supporters -- 5. Bridget and the bomb: violence, Irishness and gender -- 6. Skirmishing, the land question, revolutionary labour -- 7. Skirmishing stops -- Bibliography en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.title The Dynamiters: Irish nationalism and political violence in the wider world, 1867–1900 en
dc.type Book en


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