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War in the shadows : the Irish-American Fenians who bombed Victorian Britain

Author: Shane Kenna
Publisher: Sallins, Co. Kildare : Merrion, 2014. ©20 ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The transformation from regular warfare to the strategy of a war of attrition within urban centres was an enormous development within the history of Irish Fenianism. Having its origins in the complex world of Irish-American politics, the Fenian dynamite campaign in Victorian Britain was undertaken between 1881 and 1885 and was largely a response to the failures of Fenianism in the previous decade. Involving many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kenna, Shane.
War in the shadows
(OCoLC)869733592
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shane Kenna
ISBN: 9781908928412 1908928417 1908928417
OCLC Number: 873806866
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 410 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Chronology of Fenian bombings and conspiracy in Britain, 1881-1885 --
Preface: Who were the Fenians? --
Introduction --
Irish-American retribution and the trans-Atlantic conspiracy --
The skirmishers at large --
Political crisis and the dirty war in the shadows --
Bombs across Britain --
Das agents provocateurs --
Clan na Gael and the Gallagher Conspiracy --
The escalating dynamite campaign --
The mysterious case of John Daly --
The ceasefire and counter Fenian strategy as political action --
The fall of Edward George Jenkinson --
The Mexican general and the game of shadows --
The game of shadows revealed: Irish-American conspiracy on trial --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Shane Kena.

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The transformation from regular warfare to the strategy of a war of attrition within urban centres was an enormous development within the history of Irish Fenianism. Having its origins in the complex world of Irish-American politics, the Fenian dynamite campaign in Victorian Britain was undertaken between 1881 and 1885 and was largely a response to the failures of Fenianism in the previous decade. Involving many well-known Fenians, such as Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, Thomas James Clarke and Denis Deasy, who died in British custody following arrest for his role in the bombings, the campaign wa.

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