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Partition: How and Why Ireland was Divided

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The Government of Ireland Act led to the Partition of Ireland and the establishment of Northern Ireland in 1921. It would have significant ramifications both in the short term and through the century that followed, as the republican view of the division as an artificial, illegitimate border imposed by the British became entrenched. Throughout the twentieth century, partition would become the most contested and fought-over issue in Irish politics. But the history of how Ireland came to be divided and why at the time it was seen as the only workable solution, at least by the British, is much ... Read more

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About Ivan Gibbons
Dr Ivan Gibbons is a lecturer in Modern Irish and British history specialising in the relationship between the British Labour Party and Ireland. He was lecturer and MA and BA Programme Director in Irish Studies at St Mary's University. He is the author of The British Labour Party and the Establishment of the Irish Free State (2015) and Drawing the ... Read more

Reviews for Partition: How and Why Ireland was Divided
"An excellent exposition of how the border came into existence. Gibbons's is a short, very readable, and clear overview."
Times Literary Supplement
"An accessible, well-written concise history of partition."
History Ireland Magazine
"A must-read to understand why the Irish border continues to cast such a jagged shadow over the island of Ireland, from party politics to ... Read more

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