The Easter Rebellion of 1916 was one of the first comprehensively documented political rebellions in the twentieth century. A generation of extraordinary revolutionaries left behind iconic photographs, manuscripts, personal tebooks, letters of insurgents and civilians, and political cartoons. Now, for the first time, this material is gathered together in a riveting exploration of this violent and tragic event. By exploring some of the lesser-kwn dimensions, such as the role of Ireland's revolutionary women, the experience of the civilian population, and personal papers of ordinary volunteers, this sympathetic study does t obscure the grim realities of political violence.The indelible imprint of the events of Easter Week 1916 on Irish people across the world is authoritatively portrayed.
CONOR MCNAMARA focuses his research work on social and political upheaval in modern Ireland. He was senior researcher for the University of Notre Dame's 1916 television series to be aired in March 1916. His forthcoming study, Easter 1916: A Research Guide will be published in autumn 2015. His other books include The West of Ireland in the Nineteenth Century: New Perspectives (2011).