Twentieth Century Ireland

Twentieth Century Ireland Twentieth Century Ireland is a revised and extended study of the long twentieth century surveying politics administrative history social and religious history culture and censorship politics lit

  • Title: Twentieth Century Ireland
  • Author: Dermot Keogh
  • ISBN: 9780717132973
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback
  • Twentieth Century Ireland is a revised and extended study of the long twentieth century, surveying politics, administrative history, social and religious history, culture and censorship, politics, literature and art It explores central but neglected features of modern Irish history, presenting an inclusive narrative.This is a book about the establishment and consolidationTwentieth Century Ireland is a revised and extended study of the long twentieth century, surveying politics, administrative history, social and religious history, culture and censorship, politics, literature and art It explores central but neglected features of modern Irish history, presenting an inclusive narrative.This is a book about the establishment and consolidation of the new Irish state Dermot Keogh highlights the long tragedy of emigration and its effect on the Irish psyche and on the under performance of the Irish economy He emphasises the loss of the new found opportunities for reform of the 1960s and early 70s Membership of the EEC, now EU, had a diminished impact due to short term and sectionally motivated political thinking and an antiquated government structure.The despair of the 1950s revisited the country in the 1980s as almost an entire generation felt compelled to emigrate, very often as undocumented workers in the United States.Dermot Keogh also argues that the violence in Northern Ireland from the late 1960s had a major hidden impact on the government of the Irish state He presents the crisis as an Anglo Irish failure which was turned around only when the British government acknowledged that the Irish government had a vital role to play in the resolution of the problem.Dermot Keogh extends his analysis to include a wide ranging survey of the most contentious events financial corruption, child sexual abuse, scandals in the Catholic Church between 1994 and 2005 Here is a fair minded political history which also embraces cultural developments It seeks to write into Irish history those it feels had previously been written out migrant workers, emigrants, itinerants, religious minorities and that other half of the Irish race, women Sunday Tribune Dr Keogh s book stands as a mighty effort by one historian to help us understand our recent past and cut through the shibboleths The Irish Times

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    1. About two years ago I purchased this at a small bookshop in a local grocery store Based on the name and the author s apparent irish lineage, I felt confident in adding this to my library It had remained unread for some time, until I finally decided to delve into it for my 100th book this year I m glad to have finally finished it, but not so much for good reason.My biggest criticism is in regards to how the information the author gathered is primarily sourced in the empires of england, france, an [...]


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