The dynamics of war and revolution [electronic resource] : Cork City, 1916-1918 / John Borgonovo
- Borgonovo, John
- Cork, Ireland : Cork University Press, 2013. and Baltimore, Md. : Project Muse, 2013 Baltimore, Md. : Project Muse, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (1 electronic text (xvi, 327 pages) :) : charts, digital file
- Additional Creators:
- Project Muse
- Introduction -- Cork political life prior to Easter 1916 -- Cork and the First World War, 1914 to Easter 1916 -- The rising and after -- 'Thoughtless Young People' and the Cork City riots of 1917 -- The Republican front : Sinn Fein, the IRB, and the Irish Volunteers in 1917 -- Twilight of the Mollies : the decline of the Irish Party in 1917 -- Cork women, American sailors and Catholic vigilantes, 1917-18 -- Gender, nationalism and Cork Cumann na mBan, 1916-1918 -- Cork labour, economy and the ITGWU -- Preventing another Black '47 : the Cork People's Food Committee, 1917-18 -- Insurrection : the 1918 conscription crisis -- The Victory of Sinn Fein : the 1918 general election -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Notes and references -- Index.
- The city of Cork experienced a political odyssey between Easter 1916 and the end of 1918. Wartime policies conceived in London manifested themselves unexpectedly in Cork--The Defence of the Realm Act was used to repress political speech; deficit spending generated massive inflation; mandatory arbitration encouraged workers to join trade unions; food rationing panicked a country scarred by the Potato Famine; and military conscription generated virtual rebellion. As a result, the Cork public increasingly turned against the war. The book examines the political situation in Cork prior to the Easter Rising; local reactions to the rebellion; the rapid creation of the Republican mass movement; the dramatic decline of the Irish Party; the explosion of anti-authority street rioting; the mobilization of women in the independence struggle; disturbances against venereal disease treatments and visiting American sailors; the emergence of radical trade unionism; agitation over the retention of local food supplies; the nationalist mobilization during the Conscription Crisis; and Sinn Fein's triumph in the 1918 General Election.
- 9781909005839, 1909005835, 9781909005822, and 1909005827
- Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. and AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographic references (pages 235-247) and index.
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