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A History of the Irish Working Class

(With a New Preface)


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A History of the Irish Working Class by Peter Berresford Ellis
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'The curious but tangled relationship ... between labour and nationalism in Ireland has never been more clearly exposed.' Times Educational Supplement `[A]ccessible and immensely readable ... with great relevance and poignancy.' Irish Studies Review This modern classic of Irish history is an accomplished and readable synthesis. Subjects covered include the early 'communism' of the Celtic clans ; the role of the Church; the Irish aristocracy and their handover to Henry II; Wolfe Tone's rising and O'Connell's betrayal.

Author Biography

Peter Berresford Ellis has written over thirty books of history and biography, including The Scottish Insurrection of 1820 (Gollancz/Pluto Press) and A Dictionary of Irish Mythology. He is also the editor of James Connolly: Selected Writings (Penguin/Pluto Press) and the author of the bestselling novel The Rising of the Moon. He lives in North London.
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March 20th, 1996
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pluto Press
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