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Author Name:    MANNING, Maurice DE VALERA, Eamon)

Title:   Blueshirts. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1971, ISBN:0802017878 

Seller ID:   78683

MANNING, Maurice. The Blueshirts. (Toronto): The University of Toronto Press, (1971). First Canadian Edition. Pp. (5),vi-xi,(1),[1]-276, + 8 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, light blue cloth with gilt letteringto spine. "The Blueshirt movement was one of the most turbulent and contro versial episodes of modern Irish politics. Significantly , the Blueshirts suddenlt became promienent early in the 1930s, but this is a perood in Irishhistory about which virtually nothing has been written to date. The author describes the political situation in Ireland in the late 1920s and early 1 930s, and how William Cosgrave's government was defeated in the election of1932 by Eamon de Valera and the FIanna Fail party. He goes on to examine t he controversial question of whether or not a coup d'etat was planned against the new government and discussed in detail Fianna Fail's first year in power: its wide-ranging but contentious legislation, the beginning of the Economic War with Britain and the growing violence throughout the country between supporters and opponents of the new administration." - from the dj. Contents: 1. Setting the Scene: The 1920s; 2. A New Government and a New Association; 3. The Blue Shirt Appears; 4. General O'Duffy Takes Over; 5. The National Guard; 6. Fine Gael under O'Duffy; 7. The League of Youth and the Uniforms Bill; 8. The Local Elections and After; 9. The Split; 10. Division and Confusion; 11. The Final Disintegration; 12. Spain; 13. The Political Ideas of Blueshirtism; 14. The Blushirts and Fascism; 15. Postscript. Very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacket. 50.00


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