Irish Leaders of 1916 – Who Were They? (1920)
Book ID: 63297
Irish Leaders of 1916 – Who Were They? Preface by Prof. T.E. Hardy, late of St. Malachy’s College, Belfast, Ireland. Part 1. Butte, Montana, . First (Sole) Edition. Pp xiii, 107. Frontispiece portrait plate of P.H. Pearse. Publisher’s pale grey-green wrappers lettered in black to upper cover & spine.
Part 1 (all published). A collection of articles which first appeared in the Butte Independent.
The author, Father Hannan was one of the founders of the Pearse-Connolly Club, in the mining city of Butte, Montana. The large Irish-American population of Butte played its part in fundraising for the 1916 insurrection. The seismic consequences of the Rising were intensely felt in Butte as the city convulsed with strikes protesting American support of the British and later entering the war. Divided loyalties between America and Ireland, the new and the old, fractured the Irish community in Butte and marked the end of the era of Irish domination in the copper-mining city. This first part (of a presumed series on 1916 leaders) focused on Patrick Pearse, it was the only part published and is rare.