From Civil Rights to Armalites

Derry and the Birth of the Irish Troubles

  • Niall Ó Dochartaigh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 302-332

About this book


From Civil Rights to Armalites traces and analyses the escalation of conflict in Northern Ireland from the first civil rights marches to the verge of full-scale civil war in 1972, focusing on the city of Derry. It explains how a peaceful civil rights campaign gave way to increasing violence, how the IRA became a major political force and how the British army became a major party to the conflict. It provides the essential context for understanding the events of Bloody Sunday and a new chapter brings significant new material to the public debate around the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.


civil rights Civil War conflict Peace violence

Authors and affiliations

  • Niall Ó Dochartaigh
    • 1
  1. 1.National University of IrelandGalwayIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-4431-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-00604-1
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