Irish Terrorism in the Atlantic Community, 1865-1922

Irish Terrorism in the Atlantic Community, 1865-1922

by J. Gantt
     
 

Using a transnational approach, this volume surveys the origins and activities of Irish terrorists and analyzes their impact upon the American and British population. Beginning with Fenian and agrarian violence in the 1860s and continuing with the IRA in the 1920s, Irish terrorism operated in a transatlantic context, being reliant upon the financial and political

Overview

Using a transnational approach, this volume surveys the origins and activities of Irish terrorists and analyzes their impact upon the American and British population. Beginning with Fenian and agrarian violence in the 1860s and continuing with the IRA in the 1920s, Irish terrorism operated in a transatlantic context, being reliant upon the financial and political support of Irish-Americans. In its various forms, Irish terrorism posed significant challenges and at times produced sharp disagreements between Great Britain and the United States. Over the course of six decades, however, the Atlantic Anglo-Saxon community, shaped by a shared political legacy and converging global security interests, developed and articulated an ideological repulsion to terrorism that encouraged cooperation and ultimately laid the foundations for later counter-terrorism strategies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230538122
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
04/29/2010
Series:
Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
347
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

JONATHAN GANTT is Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina.

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