A DIFFICULT BIRTH
The Early Years of Northern Ireland, 1920-25
Alan Francis Parkinson
Ebook edition available
To mark the centenary of the foundation of the state of Northern Ireland in 2021, this significant work examines the major political developments of that momentous period in Irish history. By necessity, it also explores the multi-faceted nature of the communal violence that blighted the North in its early years.
The author concludes by investigating the 1925 findings of the Boundary Commission, as well as assessing the legacy of what was to become Northern Ireland.
Dr Alan Parkinson is a former university history lecturer and has published extensively in the areas of Irish political history and the social history of modern London. His publications include Belfast’s Unholy War: The Twenties’ Troubles, Friends in High Places: Ulster’s Resistance to Irish Home Rule 1912–14, and Election Fever: Ground-breaking Electoral Contests in Northern Ireland. A Helping Hand: Improving the Lives of South London’s Poor 1850–1914 (with Chris Wilson) is due to be published early in 2021.