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Title:
Northern Ireland
Author:
Kronenwetter, Michael.
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Publication Information:
New York : F. Watts, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
159 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
An examination of the religious and political tensions existing in Northern Ireland, from their historical origins to present-day conflicts, and looks at efforts to bring peace to this region.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780531109427
Format :
Book

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Examines the religious and political tensions existing in Northern Ireland, from their historical origins to present-day conflicts, and looks at efforts to bring peace to this region.


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Gr. 7-12. With his usual combination of fairness and concern, Kronenwetter takes on what may be his most controversial subject--the Irish "Troubles." He begins in the present with three episodes of terrorism--against the Catholics, against the Protestants, and against the British. Stressing that the past is very much alive in Ireland now, he devotes several detailed chapters to the historical roots of the current bitterness and violence. In the last half of the book he deals with contemporary religion, politics, and power; the role and support of the various terrorist groups; and the relations with Britain. Kronenwetter doesn't exploit the terrorism, nor does he offer solutions. He treats his dramatic topic with bleak candor. On all sides he sees the tragedy of those who regard compromise as betrayal and who want victory rather than peace. Included are a map, dramatic photographs, excellent source notes, a bibliography, and an index. ~--Hazel Rochman