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Baptism By Fire: Ireland, The Easter Rising Of 1916 And Its Experiment With Radical Republicanism, Travis K. Becker Apr 2013

Baptism By Fire: Ireland, The Easter Rising Of 1916 And Its Experiment With Radical Republicanism, Travis K. Becker

The Exposition

The Easter Uprising of 1916 represents one of the most tumultuous moments in modern Irish history. A relatively small group of revolutionaries sought to throw off the shackles of British rule in favor of Irish independence and self-determination. The uprising, lasting a mere six days, transformed the very nature of relations between Great Britain and the Irish populace. The Rising resulted in wholesale changes in legislation including women gaining the right to vote and run for office. Ireland following the uprising was completely transformed as its populace reeled with its effects.

This paper examines the immediate build-up to the uprising ...