Defying the IRA? : Intimidation, Coercion, and Communities During the Irish Revolution

Hughes, Brian, author

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  • Creator Brian Hughes
  • Format Books
  • Publication Oxford : Liverpool University Press, 2016.
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  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (xi, 230 pages)
  • ISBNs 9781781383544, 1781383545, 1781382972, 9781781382974
  • OCLC ocn968730552


  • This book examines the grass-roots relationship between the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the civilian population during the Irish Revolution. It is primarily concerned with the attempts of the militant revolutionaries to discourage, stifle, and punish dissent among the local populations in which they operated, and the actions or inactions by which dissent was expressed or implied. Focusing on the period of guerilla war against British rule from c. 1917 to 1922, it uncovers the acts of 'everyday' violence, threat, and harm that characterized much of the revolutionary activity of this period.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • 1. Intimidating the Crown -- 2. Collecting the rates: Dáil Éireann local government and the IRA -- 3. Civilians and communities I: non-cooperation and defiance -- 4. Civilians and communities II: coercion and punishment -- 5. Defying the IRA in Belfast -- 6. Old enemies? July 1921-June 1922
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