Facts and Figures of the Belfast Pogroms 1920-1922.
Book ID: 64161
Facts and Figures of the Belfast Pogroms 1920-1922. Dublin: O’Connell Publishing Co., 1922. Publisher’s green cloth , ruled & lettered in black. Covers lightly worn, age-toning & scattered foxing to contents pages. Lacks frontispiece map.
A very rare printed volume this work was reportedly commissioned by the Free State government, possibly at Michael Collins’ instigation, to document the notorious Belfast pogroms in which hundreds of Catholics (and also some Protestants) were driven from their homes and workplaces, and hundreds were killed.
The work was set up in type, but publication was cancelled, apparently because the authorities feared its publication would further inflame sectarian tensions. It is believed that only eighteen copies were bound up, of which this must be one.