This series features Daniel Finn, features editor at Jacobin and author of One Man's Terrorist: A Political History of the IRA.
Focuses on the Easter Rising of 1916. They discuss the rising's long-term and proximate origins, how it proceeded, its aftermath, and the role it plays in Irish politics today.
Covers the Irish War of Independence, including Sinn Féin’s historic victory in the 1918 Irish general election, the establishment of the Revolutionary Dáil, the IRA’s use of guerilla warfare, the organization’s interactions with the labor movement, and much more leading up to the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty.
Discusses the buildup towards civil war, including the inciting elements of the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty, the pro- and anti- treaty camps, the split of Sinn Féin, Cumann nan Gaedheal, and the outbreak of war.