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A Capital in Conflict
A Capital in Conflict

A Capital in Conflict

Dublin City and the 1913 Lockout

Edited by Francis Devine


442 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $39.95 (US $39.95)

Publication Date: April 2013

ISBN 9781907002106

Rights: US & CA

Four Courts Press (Apr 2013)

Price: $39.95


The essays in this collection range over a wide number of topics relating to the Dublin City Lockout in 1913, including the role of women and children; the Gaelic revival; the proposal for a Bridge Gallery to house the Lane collection of pictures; housing, public health, and medicine; an overview of the Lockout; and the international context. Chapters include: reflections on the 1913 Dublin Lockout * the 1913 Dublin Lockout and the British and international labor movements * the 1913 Housing Inquiry: public health and housing in Dublin * the impact of the National Insurance Act on health care and the medical profession in Dublin * women, solidarity, and the Dublin Lockout, 1913 * the children of Dublin 1913 * a pictorial review of living conditions in Dublin * William Martin Murphy, the employers, and 1913 * Jim Larkin and the Irish worker * labor politics and the 1913 Lockout * Hugh Lane's Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, 1913 * An Claidheamh Soluis and the Gaelic League in Dublin, 1893-1913 * in pursuit of Patrick Donegan, Guinness boatman, 1895-1955: a case of family history. *** "Together, these essays present literary snapshots that distill 1913 Dublin's terrifying running sores in full - unmitigated diseases, acrid air, political volatility, street violence, labor unrest, rage, and the unbearable sorrow in the city's filthy hellholes. Readers will be left shaken as they turn the final page." - The Celtic Connection, December 2013