Irish Political Prisoners 1920-1962

McConville, Sean
Date published: 
November 2013

Irish Political Prisoners, 1920-1962 is the second in a three-volume set which offers a detailed and gripping overview of the political use of imprisonment in modern Ireland. Covering the period from the formation of the Northern Ireland state to the release of the last border campaign prisoners, it draws extensively on archives and special collections in the three jurisdictions and interviews with survivors. Author Seán McConville analyses the divisive and bitter impact of the Irish Civil War and demonstrates how punishment came to shape the nationalist consciousness.