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The Insurrection in Dublin

James Stephens

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The Insurrection in Dublin is an account of the Easter Rising by the poet and novelist James Stephens, a supporter of Irish independence. Stephens witnessed firsthand the events described in the book.
The Rising was an attempt by militant Irish republicans to win independence from Britain by force of arms. |Wikipédia|
The book begins with a strictly chronological account, with seven successive chapters devoted to the events of Monday, April 24 through Sunday, April 30. The remaining five chapters deal with the ending of the insurrection, the volunteers who took part in it, its leaders, the role of labor during the insurrection, and “The Irish Questions.” In this final chapter. The Easter Rising became a rallying point for Irish nationalists and eventually led to the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921, followed shortly after by establishment of the Irish Free State and the partition of Ireland.

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