The Dynamiters

The Dynamiters

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In the 1880s a New York-based faction of militant Irish nationalists conducted the first urban bombing campaign in history, targeting symbolic public buildings in Britain with homemade bombs. This book investigates the people and ideas behind this spectacular new departure in revolutionary violence. Employing a transnational approach, the book reveals connections and parallels between the 'dynamiters' and other revolutionary groups active at the time and demonstrates how they interacted with currents in revolution, war and politics across Europe, the United States and the British Empire. Reconstructing the life stories of individual dynamiters and their conceptual and ethical views on violence, it offers an innovative picture of the dynamics of revolutionary organizations as well as the political, social and cultural factors which move people to support or condemn acts of political violence.The a#39;Dynamite chemista#39; promised the readers of The Alarm and Die Freiheit that he wouldna#39;t a#39;stop until every workingman ... These articles were then collected in a manual of scientific warfare entitled Science of Revolutionary War. ... Johann Most, Revolutiondre Kriegswissenschaft: Ein Handbuchlein zur Anleitung betreffend Gebrauches und Herstellung von Nitro-Glycerin, Dynamit, Schie/Ja#39; baumwolle, anbsp;...

Title:The Dynamiters
Author:Niall Whelehan
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2012-08-09


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