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A COMMUNITY DIVIDED: IRISH-AMERICA, THE FIRST WORLD WAR, AND THE IRISH IND...
Wed 24 May 2017, 19:00 – 21:30 BST
America's entry into the First World War in 1917 divided the Irish community there. While thousands of Irish-Americans enlisted, others remained openly sympathetic to the campaign against British rule that had been launched in Easter 1916. This lecture explains how the Irish- American community processed and understood the pro- allied war in relation to the Irish independence struggle.
CIARA MEEHAN was awarded her doctorate from University College, Dublin. She is currently Head of History and Principal Lecturer in History at the University of Hertfordshire. She is the author of " The Cosgrave Party: A History of Cumann na nGaedheal, 1923-1933" and "A Just Society for Ireland? 1964-1987". She is co-editor of "A Formative Decade: Ireland in the 1920s" and "Perceptions of Pregnancy from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century".