LABOUR IN IRELAND: Labour in Irish History; The Re-Conquest of Ireland.
Place Published: Dublin & London
Publisher: Maunsel and Company, Ltd.
Date Published: 1917
Edition: First edition
Condition: Mild wear to covers, top edge dusty, spotting to edges, contemporary inscription to front free endpaper, very good
Book Id: 21439
xxxviii, 346 pp.,  pp. catalog at rear; small 8vo, blue cloth stamped in gilt and blind.
With an introduction by Robert Lynd and foreword by the author. Marxist and Irish Republican James Connolly (1868-1916) rose from humble origins to become a leader of the Irish independence movement. He was executed by firing squad for his role (Commandant-General of the Dublin Division of the Republican Army) in the Easter uprising of 1916. The two works contained here are described by Robert Lynd in his foreword: "'Labour in Irish History' is a bold and powerful attempt to write a chapter of history that had never been written before; and 'The Re-Conquest of Ireland' is a documented account of the exploitation of the Irish people, Catholic and Protestant, both in the past and in the present. One does not need to accept the point-of-view of the insurgent leaders in order to realise the value of Connolly's work as a Socialist historian and propagandist . . . it still remains true that his was the most vital democratic mind in the Ireland of his day."