Hesitant Comrades: The Irish Revolution and the British Labour Movement

Hesitant Comrades: The Irish Revolution and the British Labour Movement

Geoffrey Bell


Geoffrey Bell’s Hesitant Comrades is the 1st background of the rules, activities and attitudes of the British operating category stream in the direction of the Irish nationwide revolution of 1916–21. Drawing largely on basic resources, Bell brings to mild very important incidents in British and Irish heritage, together with how the leaders of British exchange unions have been complicit in Belfast loyalist sectarianism; the nature of the Labour Party’s family members with its Irish neighborhood; and the way the Bolsheviks criticized British Marxists over their state of no activity on eire.

Bell additionally considers socialist debates at the compatibility of Irish nationalism with socialism and the contentious ‘Ulster question.’ He additionally discusses key figures comparable to British Labour social gathering chief Ramsey MacDonald and best suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst.
 
according to in-depth examine, with resources starting from newly stumbled on socialist writings to stories of police spies, Hesitant Comrades is a scholarly, provocative, and hugely attractive point of view at the fragile dating among the British left and the Irish revolution.

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