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Irish Nationalists and the Making of the Irish Race$
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Bruce Nelson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691153124

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691153124.001.0001

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“The Irish are for Freedom Everywhere”

“The Irish are for Freedom Everywhere”

Eamon de Valera, the Irish Patriotic Strike, and the “last White Nation … Deprived of Its Liberty”

(p.212) Chapter Eight “The Irish are for Freedom Everywhere”
Irish Nationalists and the Making of the Irish Race

Bruce Nelson

Princeton University Press

This chapter is situated within the framework of the “Green Atlantic” and its relationship to socialism and black nationalism. New York City became a world capital of insurgent movements during and after the Great War. The experience of Irish nationalists in New York during this critical decade in Ireland's history—above all, the experience of the Irish Progressive League—further complicates the narrative of Ireland as “sacra insula” and of Irish emigrants as narrowly conservative. The Irish Progressive League, played a critical role in launching one of the most remarkable episodes of Ireland's war for independence—the Irish Patriotic Strike, which took place in New York Harbor for three weeks in August and September 1920. It was a rare moment—when Green and Black came together in a common struggle—but it was followed by Eamon de Valera's public lament that “Ireland is now the last white nation that is deprived of its liberty.”

Keywords:   Irish nationalism, Ireland, socialism, black nationalism, Irish Progressive League, Irish nationalists, Irish Patriotic Strike, Eamon de Valera

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