Controversial issues in Anglo-Irish relations, 1910-1921 – Cornelius O’Leary & Patrick Maume.
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The events of 1912-22 established the framework within which Anglo-Irish relations operated until the Northern Ireland Troubles. Controversial Issues in Anglo-Irish Relations re-examines the high-level negotiations that punctuated the period – from the tentative contacts between Unionist and Liberal leaders as the Home Rule Bill advanced through Parliament in 1912-14, through the attempts to secure a compromise after the Easter Rising, to the semi-clandestine peace initiatives culminating in the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921. The book draws on archival research to argue that the contingencies of high politics were as important as ethnic divisions in the defeat of successive attempts at compromise and the final pyrrhic victories of pro-Treaty Sinn Féin and Ulster Unionism.
This rare and secondhand book is out of print.