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From Civil Rights to Armalites: Derry and the Birth of the Irish Troubles

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From Civil Rights to Armalites describes and analyses the political changes in Derry from the beginning of the civil rights movement in 1968 to the height of the 'Troubles' in 1972. The city of Derry has been a principal focus for the conflict. It was in Derry that the first rioting broke out, Derry which was the focus for the early civil rights campaign and to Derry that the first British troops were sent in August 1969. By analysing the development and escalation of the conflict in Derry this book provides a detailed examination of a number of broader issues. It seeks to explain how the civil rights campaign was superseded by a conflict; how large sections of the Catholic community became actively hostile to the Northern Ireland state; how the Protestant community was transformed by events and why the British army became a major party to the conflict. Ultimately, it illustrates the way in which complex and durable relationships of confrontation were established, and how these relationships created a political framework within which conflict could be sustained for decades. The book concludes with a powerful analysis of wider issues in the North such as the perception of loyalty, consent, policing and law and order. It is a micro-study with implications for explaining the complex political map of the North, and will be of interest to political scientists, students of peace and conflict studies, and historians of modern Ireland.

Internally clean and bright, with slight foxing/creasing to page edges. Wear to cover, including faded spine and creasing to front and back.

Item details

Author(s):
Ó Dochartaigh, Niall
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1859181090
ISBN-13:
9781859181096
Number of pages:
364
Publisher:
Cork University Press
Title:
From Civil Rights to Armalites: Derry and the Birth of the Irish Troubles

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From Civil Rights to Armalites describes and analyses the political changes in Derry from the beginning of the civil rights movement in 1968 to the height of the 'Troubles' in 1972. The city of Derry has been a principal focus for the conflict. It was in Derry that the first rioting broke out, Derry which was the focus for the early civil rights campaign and to Derry that the first British troops were sent in August 1969. By analysing the development and escalation of the conflict in Derry this book provides a detailed examination of a number of broader issues. It seeks to explain how the civil rights campaign was superseded by a conflict; how large sections of the Catholic community became actively hostile to the Northern Ireland state; how the Protestant community was transformed by events and why the British army became a major party to the conflict. Ultimately, it illustrates the way in which complex and durable relationships of confrontation were established, and how these relationships created a political framework within which conflict could be sustained for decades. The book concludes with a powerful analysis of wider issues in the North such as the perception of loyalty, consent, policing and law and order. It is a micro-study with implications for explaining the complex political map of the North, and will be of interest to political scientists, students of peace and conflict studies, and historians of modern Ireland.

Internally clean and bright, with slight foxing/creasing to page edges. Wear to cover, including faded spine and creasing to front and back.

Author(s):
Ó Dochartaigh, Niall
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1859181090
ISBN-13:
9781859181096
Number of pages:
364
Publisher:
Cork University Press
Title:
From Civil Rights to Armalites: Derry and the Birth of the Irish Troubles

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