Scotland and the Easter Rising: Fresh Perspectives on 1916

Maley, W. and Lusk, K. (2016) Scotland and the Easter Rising: Fresh Perspectives on 1916. Luath Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781910745366

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Abstract

On Easter Monday 1916, leaders of a rebellion against British rule over Ireland proclaimed the establishment of an Irish Republic. Lasting only six days before surrender to the British, this landmark event nevertheless laid the foundations for Ireland’s violent path to Independence. It is little known that James Connolly, one of the rebellion’s leaders, was born in Edinburgh’s Cowgate, at the time nicknamed ‘Little Ireland’, or that another key figure in the events of Easter 1916 was a young woman from Coatbridge, Margaret Skinnider. These and other surprising Scottish connections are explored in Scotland and the Easter Rising, as Kirsty Lusk and Willy Maley gather together a rich grouping of writers, journalists and academics to examine, for the first time, the Scottish dimension to the events of 1916 and its continued resonance in Scotland today.

Item Type:Edited Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Maley, Professor Willy and Lusk, Kirsty
Authors: Maley, W., and Lusk, K.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Publisher:Luath Press
ISBN:9781910745366
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