Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wearing the Green: Not the Usual St. Patrick's Day Books for High School

Penal Laws to Present: Histories
Beckett, J.C. 1981. The Making of Modern Ireland 1603-1923. London: Faber and Faber.
Brewer, John.D., and Higgins, Gareth I. 1998. Anti-Catholicism in Northern Ireland, 1600-1998: The Mote and the Beam. Basingstoke: Macmillan.
Jackson, Alvin. 2004. Home Rule: An Irish History, 1800-2000. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Swift, Jonathan. 1973. The Writings of Jonathan Swift. NY: Norton.
Wright, Frank. 1996. Two Lands on One Soil: Ulster Politics before Home Rule. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Irish Genocide/Emigration

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. 2005. Black Potatoes: the Story of the Great Irish Famine. NY: Sandpiper.
Gallagher, Thomas. 1987. Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred. Mariner Books.
Ignatiev, Noel. 1996. How the Irish Became White. London: Routledge.
Laxton Edward. 1998. The Famine Ships: The Irish Exodus to America. NY: Holt.Lyons, Mary E. (Ed.). 2002. The Children First: Irish Memories of the Great Hunger. NY: Atheneum.
Mangan, James J. 2004. Gerard Keegan's Famine Diary: Journey to a New World. Dublin: Wolfhound.
Whyte, Robert. 1994. Robert Whyte's 1847 Famine Ship Diary: The Journey of an Irish Coffin Ship. Boston: Irish American Book Company.

DeRosa, Peter. 1992. The Irish Rising of 1916. NY: Ballantine Books.

Yeats, W.B. "Easter, 1916" and Other Poems.

Irish Civil War: 1922-1923
Collins, Michael. 1922/2010. A Path to Freedom. Greenbook Publications.
Coogan, Tim Pat and George Morrison. 2001. The Irish Civil War. Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated. Seven Dials.
Coogan, Tim Pat. 1990/2002. Michael Collins: The Man Who Made Ireland. NY: Palgrave.
Dherig, Íosold Ní. 2008. The Story of Michael Collins. Mercier Press. (For children)
O'Sullivan, Mark. 1998. Nora: One Girl's Story in the Civil War. Irish American Book Company.

Hunger Strikes and Forms of Resistance
Beresford, David. 1997. Ten Men Dead: The Story of the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike. NY: Atlantic Monthly Press.

Bloody Sunday/The Troubles
Bear in Mind - Stories of the Troubles Alonso, Rogelio. 2007. The IRA and Armed Struggle. London: Routledge.
An Crann The Tree. 2000. Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles. Belfast: Lagan Press / An Crann.
Aughey, Arthur. 2005. The Politics Of Northern Ireland: Beyond the Belfast Agreement. Oxford: Routledge.
Blair, Tony. (1998). Statement by Tony Blair, then British Prime Minister, establishing the new Inquiry, (29 January 1998). London: House of Commons.
Bryan, Dominic. 2000. Orange Parades: The Politics of Ritual, Tradition and Control. London: Pluto Press.
Cairns, Ed. 1987. Caught in Crossfire: Children and the Northern Ireland Conflict. Belfast: Appletree Press., John. 1997. Scorpions in a Bottle: Conflicting cultures in Northern Ireland. London: Minority Rights Publications.
Dillon, Martin. 1989. The Shankill Butchers: a Case Study for Mass Murder. London: Hutchinson.
Holland, Jack. 1999. Hope Against History: The Ulster Conflict. London: Coronet Lir Books.
McCay, Susan. 2008. Bear in Mind These Dead. NY: Faber.
McDaniel, Denzil. 1997. Enniskillen: The Remembrance Day Bombing. Dublin: Wolfhound.
McKittrick, David. Kelters, Seamus. Feeney, Brian. Thornton, Chris. 1999. Lost Lives: The Stories of Men, Women and Children Who Dies as a Result of the Northern Ireland Troubles. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing.
Mitchell, George. 1999. Making Peace. London: William Heinemann.
Mullan, Don. 1997. Eyewitness Bloody Sunday: The Truth. Dublin: Wolfhound Press.
Pringle, Peter., and Jacobson, Philip. 2000. Those are Real Bullets, Aren't They? Bloody Sunday, Derry, 30 January 1972. London: Fourth Estate.
Roiston, B. 1995. Drawing Support 2: Murals of War and Peace. Belfast: Beyond the Pale Publications.
Sands, Bobby. 1997. Bobby Sands: Writings from Prison. Boulder, Colo.: Roberts Rinehart Publishers.

Literary Expressions /Representations of Present and Past
Barry, Sebastian. 2008. The Secret Scripture. NY: Viking.
Bunbury, Turtle & James Fennell. 2011. Vanishing Ireland: Further Chronicles of a Disappearing World. Hodder & Stoughton.
Enwright, Anne. 2008. Yesterday's Weather: Stories. Grover Press.
Carson, Ciaron. 2008. For All We Know. Wake Forest University Press.
------------------. 1994. First Language Poems. Wake Forest University Press.
Chonchuir, Nuala Ní, 2010. You. New Island Books.
 Davis, Wes. 2010. An Anthology of Modern Irish Verse. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University.
Heaney, Seamus. 2010. Human Chain: Poems. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
--------------------. 1999. Opened Ground: Selected Poems from 1966 - 1996. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Meehan, Paul. 2009. Painting Rain. Wake Forest University Press.
Muldoon, Paul. 2010. Maggot: Poems. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Simmons, Janice Fitzpatrick. 2010. Saint Michael in Peril of the Sea. Salmon Press.
Trevor, William. 2009. Love and Summer: A Novel. NY: Viking.
-------------------. 2006. Fools and Fortune. NY: Penguin.

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