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    Default Michael Davitt biography ?

    Does anyone know if such a book exists ? Nearest I got was a book of prison writings by him but would like to have the full story of his life.From what I do know of him, his place in Irish /labour history is not given due honour. Thanks.

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    Wikipedia cites:

    1. D.B. Cashman and Michael Davitt, The Life of Michael Davitt and the Secret History of The Land League (1881)

    2. Francis Sheehy-Skeffington, Michael Davitt : revolutionary, agitator and labour leader (1908, etc.)

    3. M.M. O'Hara, Chief and Tribune: Parnell and Davitt (1919)

    4. Carla King: Michael Davitt, Dundalk (1999)

    5. Theodore W. Moody: Davitt and Irish revolution, Oxford (1981)
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    Thanks,green . Will check them out.

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    There was a new biog on Davitt reviewed in the IT a couple of weeks ago. The author was Bernard O'Hara
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    Ten Years After:

    https://www.dcu.ie/history_geography...k-Launch.shtml

    The launch took place on the St. Patrick's Campus on Wednesday 23 November of Carla King's monumental biography of Michael Davitt. Published by UCD Press, Michael Davitt after the Land League, 1882-1906, provides the eagerly and long awaited companion to T.W. Moody's Davitt and Irish revolution, 1846-82 (1981). The result of an exhaustive examination of Davitt's extensive papers, and those of his contemporaries in many countries, the availability of this works means that scholars, students and readers generally are now in a position definitively to trace the life and career of an endlessly fascinating and compelling figure.

    The book is available from UCD Press and all good bookstores.


    28th November, 2016.

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    But it is at the top of of my reading list.

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    Last time I checked Laurence Marley was the authority on DAvitt in IReland. I rcommend his book https://books.google.ie/books?id=q5c...dgDzAQ6AEIGTAA

    MArley is also very active with Saothar (Irish LAbour History Society journal) and, to top it all, is a nice fella.

    I will also check out Carla King's book.
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    I hope it does well, its seems like a masterwork.
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    He turned out to be a bit of bollix. Was one of leading betrayers of Parnell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanie Lemass View Post
    He turned out to be a bit of bollix. Was one of leading betrayers of Parnell.
    We are tolerant and easy going people in Mayo, but you would need to watch your back if your publicly proclaimed that POV.

    The Land League and the boycott were developed in Davitt's Mayo.

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    "If there is a future, it will be Green." - Petra Kelly.
    Wonder what Davitt would have made of that?
    The truth of an idea is not a stagnant property inherent in it. Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events.

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