Ireland: Its History in Its Own Voices (1956) *SOLD OUT*

Four Fridays: June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019, 3:30-5:30 pm.

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$110.00(10% off for members)

Ireland: Its History in Its Own Voices will look at Irish life in the past century or so, as told in scores of voices, both famous and unknown.  Using texts from 1916 to the present in our anthology, Ireland: The Autobiography: One Hundred Years of Irish Life, Told by Its People, we will hear diverse voices tell their stories and eye-witness accounts of history.  Some of the topics witnessed and debated are the Irish Literary Revival, the National Theatre founded by Yeats and Lady Gregory, the Easter rising of 1916, the War of independence, the Black and Tans reprisals, the 1921 Anglo-Irish treaty, the 1922-1923 Civil War, de Valera vs. Michael Collins, the new Irish Free State, the 1926 riots over Sean O'Casey's Plough and the Stars at the Abbey, censorship, neutrality in WWII, the Civil Rights movement, minorities, women as Presidents, the Hierarchy and the Constitution,  Ireland coming out to itself, gay marriage, EU, emigration and immigration, the backward glance and building a future. Four Fridays: June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019, 3:30-5:30 pm. *SOLD OUT* To be added to the waitlist email classes@politics-prose.com

  Ireland: The Autobiography: One Hundred Years of Irish Life, Told by Its People, (Paperback), John Bowman (Editor). Penguin UK; ISBN-13: 978-0141034676. There is no reading required in advance.

Christopher Griffin studied literature at Trinity College and University College in Dublin and in US colleges. He taught humanities for 28 years at Strayer University, Irish literature at George Washington University for eight years, and classes on various topics at Politics and Prose for over 25 years.  He was a study leader on 15 Smithsonian Journeys.

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Ireland: The Autobiography: One Hundred Years of Irish Life, Told by Its People Cover Image
By John Bowman (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780141034676
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Published: Penguin UK - January 2018