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
  2. Niall Ó Dochartaigh
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 302-332

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

civil rights Civil War conflict Peace violence

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230006041
  • 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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