Friday, October 17, 2008

Week one reading:

Topic: Ireland 1918-1923
(Both of the following)
Text of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, available at:

Speeches of Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera during the Treaty Debates, available at:
(De Valera speech on pp. 24-7; Collins’ speech on pp. 30-6)

(Any one of the following)

JJ Lee, Ireland 1912-1985, pp. 47 – 69
A Jackson, Ireland 1798-1998, pp. 244-75
KT Hoppen, Ireland since 1800, pp. 113-6; 146-55; 181-97
D Ferriter, The Transformation of Ireland, chapter 3
FSL Lyons, Ireland since the Famine, Part 3, chapters 5 and 6

Tim Pat Coogan’s biographies of Collins and De Valera
T Ryle Dwyer: Michael Collins and the Treaty (Dublin, 1982)
Big Fellow, Long Fellow (Dublin, 2005)
D Ferriter: Judging Dev (Dublin, 2007)
[Wonderfully illustrated book with excellent reproductions of primary source documents]
P de Burca and J Boyle: Free State or Republic? (Dublin, 1922; republished 2002)
[Collection of original journalists reports on the meetings of the Dáil in 1921-1922]
Gabriel Doherty and Dermot Keogh (editors): Michael Collins and the Making of the Irish State (Cork, 1998)
[Good Essays by Martin Mansergh, Tom Garvin and Ronan Fanning]
Doherty and Keogh (editors): De Valera’s Irelands (Cork, 2003)
[Essays by Keogh and Garvin]

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