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NCJ Number: 63407 Find in a Library
Title: VIOLENCE IN ULSTER (IRELAND) - AN ORAL DOCUMENTARY
Author(s): W H VANVORIS
Corporate Author: University of Massachusetts Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 338
Sponsoring Agency: University of Massachusetts Press
Amherst, MA 01002
Sale Source: University of Massachusetts Press
P.O. Box 420
Amherst, MA 01002
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE DEVELOPMENT AND NATURE OF THE CRISIS IN NORTHERN IRELAND ARE DESCRIBED BY MEANS OF TRANSCRIPTS OF ORAL STATEMENTS COMING FROM OPPOSING SIDES OF THE CONFLICT, ESPECIALLY THOSE INVOLVED FROM 1968 TO 1972.
Abstract: THE STATEMENTS WERE TAPE RECORDED DURING 1972, 1973, AND 1974 BY AN ENGLISH PROFESSOR FROM AN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY. INTERVIEWS WERE ARRANGED BY TELEPHONE, BY REFERRALS, OR BY CHANCE ENCOUNTERS. INTERSPERSED WITH THE ORAL STATEMENTS ARE THE AUTHOR'S NARRATIVE ACCOUNTS OF THE EVENTS DISCUSSED. PERIODS AND EVENTS DESCRIBED INCLUDE (1) THE COMPARATIVELY CALM YEARS FROM 1943 TO 1963; (2) THE REFORMS ADOPTED BY PRIME MINISTER O'NEILL FROM 1963 TO 1968 WHICH CAUSED DIVISIONS AMONG THE PROTESTANT MAJORITY; (3) THE 1968 LONDONDERRY CONFRONTATION BETWEEN POLICE AND CIVIL RIGHTS MARCHERS THE EVENT WHICH INSTIGATED RIOTS AND ESCALATING PROTEST; (4) THE 1969 ELECTIONS, RIOTING, AND BRITISH ARMY PRESENCE; (5) THE POLICY OF INTERNMENT WITHOUT TRIAL IMPOSED IN 1971 BY PRIME MINISTER FAULKNER; (6) BOMBINGS AND OTHER ACTIONS OF THE PROVISIONAL IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY; AND (7) THE DILEMMAS OF BOTH CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT MODERATES. THE SPEAKERS INCLUDE POLITICIANS, PRIESTS, MINISTERS, AND PEOPLE FROM MANY OCCUPATIONS AND WITH MANY VIEWPOINTS. PHOTOGRAPHS, A MAP, A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY, AND AN INDEX ARE INCLUDED. (CFW)
Index Term(s): Bombings; Northern Ireland; Political influences; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Terrorism/Mass Violence; Urban guerrilla warfare
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