• British Government History Family Deane
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    Reading In the Dark In his novel, Reading In the Dark, Seamus Deane tells the story of an Irish Catholic family in Northern Ireland between the late Forties and early Seventies. He traces the path taken by a growing boy searching for and finding the truth about his family during this very tumultuous time and having to come to terms with what he discovers. Deane uses this family to illustrate the issues surrounding history that are central to the deeper understanding of his novel. He shows how th...
  • British Irish Relations Over The Past 300 Years
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    British- Irish relations over the past three hundred years have been troubled. There have been many tensions caused by religion in Northern Ireland and Britain's unfair rule of Northern Ireland. The British are guilty of many of the indignities suffered by the Irish people. They are also guilty of causing all of the religious and territorial conflicts between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland. The division between Northern and Southern Ireland dates back to the 16 th century. A succe...
  • Somemothersson 1997 Ireland Irish People
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    The Irish Republican Army Introduction The troubles currently plaguing the Island known as Ireland are by no means new. They lay deeply rooted in it's long and complicated history. Currently, the conflict is seen as the republicans and their belief that Ireland should be united and independant clashing with the people who live in what is known as Northern Ireland who are loyal to British rule. This is most definatly not the only issue, as many other factors such as religion and economic problems...
  • Irish Potato Famine Potatoes Were First Introduced To Ireland
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    Ireland in the 1500's was a very unstable country. The country's English rulers fought with the local Irish civilians and the Irish nobles. The Irish nobles also fought among themselves. The English landlords owned the land that the peasants lived and farmed on. As a result of this continual fighting, it was hard for the peasants to grow enough food to feed themselves. The British passed laws to deny the Irish peasants freedom. They were forbidden to speak their own language, to practice their ...
  • Irish Potato Famine Mass Starvation
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    One hundred fifty years ago in the late summer of 1845 one of the greatest human ecological disasters in the history of the world began in Ireland. A fungus from North America established itself in Ireland and commenced to destroy the potato crop. When the fungus had run its course at least 1 1/1 million, possibly as many as 2 million, Irish had died and another 1 1/2 million had emigrated. No one can fully capture in words the magnitude or the intensity of the suffering and hardship endured by ...
  • United States Immigrants Immigration Americans
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    The end of the civil war and the beginning of the industrial revolution started an increase of immigration into the United States because of a need for low paid workers. Immigrants from around the world fled to America taking valuable jobs away from American citizens. This great amount of immigration halted the development of black improvement. The fault lies not on the immigrants, who sought out salvation, but in government, who made no serious attempts to stop the flow of immigration. The indu...
  • St Patrick And The Druids
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    ST. PATRICK & THE DRUIDS OF IRELAND Patrick was a Christian priest whose job it was to convert the population of Ireland to Christianity. The Druids, however, stood in his way. The Druids were very important people in Ireland at that time, and their symbol was the Snake of Wisdom. Druids could be priests of the old religion of Ireland, but there were also much more. One part of the Druid class were the 'Bards', whose job it was to remember all of the history of the people, as well as to record ...
  • William Butler Yeats Maud Gonne
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    William Butler Yeats. William Butler Yeats was the major figure in the cultural revolution which developed from the strong nationalistic movement at the end of the 19 th century. He dominated the writings of a generation. He established forms and themes which came to be considered as the norms for writers of his generation. Yeats was a confessional poet - that is to say, that he wrote his poetry directly from his own experiences. He was an idealist, with a purpose. This was to create Art for hi...
  • Yeats' Escapism Maud Gonne
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    William Butler Yeats. William Butler Yeats was the major figure in the cultural revolution which developed from the strong nationalistic movement at the end of the 19 th century. He dominated the writings of a generation. He established forms and themes which came to be considered as the norms for writers of his generation. Yeats was a confessional poet - that is to say, that he wrote his poetry directly from his own experiences. He was an idealist, with a purpose. This was to create Art for hi...
  • Ireland During World War Two
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    The Irish during the times of 1941 to 1945 faced many difficult decisions and had to make sure any actions they took bettered their country. With World War II being the largest war the world had ever seen, involvement at any level meant a lot to a country and would shape relations with other countries for a long time to come. Ireland was torn between its hatred of Britain and its conscience when the time came to pick sides. On one hand, the Irish hated Britain to a great extent; on the other, th...
  • The Fight For Irish Independence Essay
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    1. 1. 0 Revolutionary Nationalists (period of time: 1790-1919) The Revolutionary Nationalists were the first people to begin the fight for independence. They were influenced by the revolutions in America and France at the end of the 18 th century. There ordinary people had overthrown their kings and set up governments which gave equal rights to everyone. Revolutionary Nationalists thought that Ireland also needed a new system. This new system the revolutionary nationalists demanded ...
  • Reasons Why People Came To America
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    The reasons why people come to America today, and those who came in the late 1800's and early 1900's are very different but also pretty much the same. People who came to US in the 1900's were mostly poor, unqualified people who came for religious freedom, and an end to religious persecution. Every kind of person came to America for different reasons. Jewish people came from Eastern Europe because they could not get a good education in a country where there is anti-Semitism. In some Eastern Europ...
  • Challenges United States
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    People face challenges every day. Without challenges, life would be trite and boring. However, there are different levels of challenges. A challenge could be something as simple as making a decision. It could also be facing and accepting a total change to one's way of life. When one leaves their country and home for somewhere new, hopes are often high about where one is going. But moving into a different culture and surroundings is a challenge to any person who faces it. Many different types of...
  • Modest Proposal Irish Swift Persona
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    "A Modest Proposal' By Swift Essay, Research"A Modest Proposal' By Swift "A Modest Proposal' was a satirical essay written by Jonathan Swift depicting the horrific conditions of Ireland and the lives of the Irish people in 1729. The author portrays and attacks the cruel and unjust oppression of Ireland by its oppressor, the mighty English and ridicules the Irish people at the same time. However, Swift's opposition is indirectly presented. Jonathan Swift is able to do so by using the persona, iro...