'The land for the people' : the land question in independent Ireland (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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'The land for the people' : the land question in independent Ireland

'The land for the people' : the land question in independent Ireland

Author: Terence A M Dooley
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Terence Dooley debunks the myth that there was no land question after 1922. In this first systematic analysis of the land question in independent Ireland, he contends that agrarian agitation proved to be an important stimulus to political revolution, 1917-23. He assesses the dangers which agitation posed for the Provisional Government after 1922 and argues that the 1923 Land Act not only ended agrarian agitation but  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terence A M Dooley
ISBN: 1904558151 9781904558156 1904558143 9781904558149
OCLC Number: 55796041
Description: xii, 306 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Continuing the land question; Agrarian disorder, 1917-23 --
The 1923 Land Act, its origins, purpose and significance --
Fianna Fail and land reform policy, 1932-48 --
'Reversing Cromwell's policy': migration schemes, 1923-48 --
Ambivalent attitudes and changing policies, 1948-73 --
Land and the lost politics of independent Ireland, 1923-73 --
Responsibility: Terence Dooley.


This title concerns the history of land distribution in Ireland after independence.  Read more...


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"Dooley has an eye for the ridiculous as well as for the significant. He does the topic glorious justice, illustrating by his wide-ranging trawl through the subject that melodramatic goings-on in Read more...

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