Ireland in the imperial imagination: British nationalism and the Anglo-Irish Treaty

  title={Ireland in the imperial imagination: British nationalism and the Anglo-Irish Treaty},
  author={Se{\'a}n Donnelly},
  journal={Irish Studies Review},
  pages={493 - 511}
ABSTRACT The signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty on 6 December 1921 was a watershed moment in modern Irish history. In addition to copper-fastening the partition of the island, the agreement catalysed the bifurcation of revolutionary Sinn Féin and set in train the processes that culminated, ultimately, in the outbreak of a bitter Civil War the following June. The events that led to the Treaty and the debates on it in Dáil Éireann have received extensive treatment from historians. However… 


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