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Republicanism and Socialism in Ireland

A Study in the Relationship of Politics and Ideology from the United Irishmen to James Connolly


Priscilla Metscher

The subject of this work is the development of ideas - their origin, content and function within social movements and phenomena of social protests - from the Jacobinism of the early republican movement in Ireland at the end of the eighteenth century to the alliance of the forces of socialism and republicanism culminating in the Easter Rising, 1916. Special emphasis has been placed on the ideas of James Connolly within the context of the Second International and the particular problematic of socialism and the national question.
Contents: The political ideas of the United Irishmen - The Young Irelanders: the national and the social question - The Fenian Movement - The Land War - James Connolly: socialism and the national question