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By Jason Knirck

ISBN-10: 0299295842

ISBN-13: 9780299295844

Ascending to strength after the Anglo-Irish Treaty and a violent revolution opposed to the uk, the political celebration Cumann na nGaedheal ruled in the course of the first ten years of the Irish loose country (1922–32). taking on from the fallen Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, Cumann na nGaedheal leaders corresponding to W. T. Cosgrave and Kevin O'Higgins gained a bloody civil conflict, created the associations of the hot unfastened nation, and tried to venture out of the country the independence of a brand new Ireland.

            in line with the view that Cumann na nGaedheal used to be truly a reactionary counterrevolutionary social gathering, Afterimage of the Revolution contends that, in development the recent Irish kingdom, the govt framed and promoted its rules by way of rules inherited from the revolution. particularly, Cumann na nGaedheal emphasised Irish sovereignty, the "Irishness" of the recent nation, and a powerful feel of anticolonialism, all key parts of the Sinn Féin social gathering platform through the revolution. Jason Knirck argues that the Twenties needs to be understood as a part of a continual Irish revolution that resulted in an eventual autonomous republic. Drawing on nation files, newspapers, and personal papers—including the lately published papers of Kevin O'Higgins—he bargains a clean view of Irish politics within the Nineteen Twenties and integrates this era extra heavily with the Irish Revolution.

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