By Joseph E. Thompson
Thompson examines the U.S. role--both governmental and that of Irish-Americans--in trying to deliver a solution to the strife in Northern eire. He concentrates at the efforts considering the fact that 1967, rather the expansion of yankee efforts to develop into the important humanitarian participant within the peace process.The U.S. govt stance used to be before everything considered one of strict non-involvement. despite the fact that, within the aftermath of Vietnam and Watergate, lowered White residence authority inspired Irish-American teams to problem the conventional Irish coverage. move clear of strict non-involvement begun with Congressional predicament for the emerging specter of Irish-American anger on the remedy of northern Irish Catholics. a tremendous transition to humanitarian coverage happened in the course of the Reagan management. Contributing components that helped the U.S. govt take a brand new path in overseas coverage have been America's failure to reply to the escalation of Northern eire violence, a powerful own ethnic tie among the U.S. President and Speaker of the home O'Neill, a private hyperlink among President Reagan and leading Minister Thatcher, and severe lobbying by means of Irish-Americans and the Irish govt. After a short interval of silent international relations in the course of the Bush management, the Clinton management succeeded in a public blitz to advocate steps essential to deliver peace nearer.
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Having had twelve years’ teaching experience in eastern Pennsylvania’s maximum-security-prison educational program before venturing into Northern Ireland’s prisons, I found the sounds and smells of prison life secondary considerations compared to the conversation with people who had a painful story to tell. The difference between the loyalist and republican prisoners was the difference between night and day. Because it was the beginning of July, the loyalist inmates were preparing to celebrate the Orange Order marching season.
12 Massachusetts prided itself at the time of the American Revolution as being almost wholly of pure English descent. This explains why Massachusetts also furnished more Tories during the Revolution than any other colony. When these and other Tory colonists went or were driven up to Canada after the war, America’s foreign policy toward Britain reflected the dual nature of the early colonists’ culture—a blend of Yankee and Irish cultures. The Yankee leaders Page 6 had Anglo pride but suspicion of the British government, and the Irish held to their Gaelic pride and anger at England.
Northern Ireland—Politics and government—1994– 7. Irish Americans—Politics and government. 8. Peaceful change (International relations)—History—20th century. I. Title. 730416—dc21 00–064947 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data is available. Copyright © 2001 by Joseph E. Thompson All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, by any process or technique, without the express written consent of the publisher. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 00–064947 ISBN: 0-275-96517-1 First published in 2001 Praeger Publishers, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881 An imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.