Irish history

  • Memo From Irish History: Welcome to Your Future, American Women

    by Laura Weinstein

    After sustained public outcry, the Republic of Ireland looked to its history of horrific treatment and preventable death of girls and women under its draconian abortion laws and said "enough." Will this example change the course American states like Texas are poised to follow? 

  • Review: Heroes of Ireland's Great Hunger

    by Alan J. Singer

    Christine Kinealy and her co-editors enlist top scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to highlight the stories of individuals and who led efforts for hunger relief against the opposition of the British government. 

  • Except for the Miracles

    by Olúfémi Táíwò

    "The deciding aspect of politics over these next crucial years will turn on battles against overwhelmingly powerful foes who will try to prevent radical redistribution of resources," writes Olúfémi Táíwò. The legacy of two radicals, in Ireland and Kenya, show the value of partial victory and learning from defeat. 

  • Why Irish Revolutionaries Had to Go Global

    by Brian Hanley

    Irish republicans advanced their cause by association with the rising tide of anti-imperialism and the endorsement of national self-determination by Woodrow Wilson, as well as a promiscuous set of alliances with Black nationalists like Marcus Garvey and the new Italian fascist movement.

  • Bloody Sunday, 1920: Too Many Historians Spoil the Doc

    A documentary on a 1920 massacre of Irish sporting spectators in retaliation for the killing of British intelligence officers suffers from having too many talking heads in too short a running time, says a reviewer. 

  • History is a Verb, Something You Do: An Interview with Mark Doyle

    by Erik Moshe

    “History can help us understand the structural forces that foster suspicion, prejudice, resentment, and violence, and once we understand those forces we can begin to make better choices not just about how we live our own lives, but how we order our societies.”