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HIST 4279 Ireland Since the Famine (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course will explore the complex political, cultural, and social history of Ireland since the Great Famine. Topics considered will include the Irish Famine, the emergence of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, Parnell and the Land War, Unionism, and the Crisis of Home Rule. We will also address the Gaelic and literary revival, woman's suffrage, the struggle for independence, Civil War and the partition of the island, economic development, The Troubles, and the emergence of the Celtic Tiger that has transformed Ireland over the past decade.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Oliver Rafferty, S.J.

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17