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Book Description Gill and Macmillan; New York, Barnes & Noble Books, Dublin, 1973. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. green cloth, gilt spine, xi, 207 pages, clean, bright copy, CONTENTS: Whiteboys / Maureen Wall -- Ribbonmen / Joseph Lee -- Early Orange Order 1795-1870 / Hereward Senior -- Freemasons / Terence de Vere White -- United Irishmen / J.L. McCracken -- Churches and secret societies / Donal McCartney -- Fenians abroad / E.R.R. Green -- Fenians at home / Kevin B. Nowlan -- Government versus secret societies: the Parnell era / Richard Hawkins -- Invincibles / Leon O Broin -- Later Orange Order / Aiken McClelland -- Irish Republican Brotherhood / T. Desmond Williams -- New IRA 1925-62 / John A. Murphy -- Radical movements in the twenties and thirties / Donal Nevin., "Essays were originally delivered as the forty-fifth series of Thomas Davis lectures, organised under the aegis of Radio E ireann and broadcast between October 1970 and January 1971." , Secret societies have had a greater impact on the history of Ireland than on that of any other country in Western Europe. The Whiteboys, Defenders, Ribbonmen and other oath-bound bodies of peasants who congregated by moonlight in secluded spots to terrorize the surrounding countryside: the politically motivated United Irishmen; the Fenian Brotherhood and the IRB (in America as well as Ireland); the ultra-extremist Invincibles; the post-treaty IRA- organizations such as these have become part of the national folklore, and their leaders are legendary figures. This book sheds new light on the mysterious origins of the societies and describes exactly how they were organized Size: 8 vo,. Bookseller Inventory # 1125565
Book Description Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, New York: Barnes & Noble, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Hardbound: cloth & dustjacket. 8vo., 207 pp. No marks or writing. Fine in fine dustjacket. NOT exlibrary. Scarce. (Delivery Confirmation number sent for domestic orders.). Bookseller Inventory # 49443