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The border: the legacy of a century of Anglo-Irish politics

The border: the legacy of a century of Anglo-Irish politics

Ferriter, Diarmaid, 1972- author

For the past two decades, you could cross the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic half a dozen times without noticing or, indeed, without turning off the road you were travelling. It cuts through fields, winds back-and-forth across roads, and wends from the mouth of the Newry River to the mouth of the Foyle. It's frictionless - a feat sealed by the Good Friday Agreement. Before that, watchtowers loomed over border communities, military checkpoints dotted the roads, and bridges had been demolished to prevent crossings. This is a past that most are happy to have left behind but it may also be the future. Diarmaid Ferriter charts its history from the divisive 1920s Act to the Treaty and its aftermath, through 'the Troubles' and the Good Friday Agreement up to the Brexit negotiations

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Profile Books, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Diarmaid Ferriter
ISBN: 1788161785, 9781788161787
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 184 pages : map (black and white) ; 23 cm
Subject: Ulster (Northern Ireland and Ireland) Politics and government 20th century.; Ireland Politics and government 1922-; Northern Ireland Politics and government 20th century.; Ireland History Partition, 1921.; Borderlands Ireland History 20th century.; Borderlands Northern Ireland History 20th century.; Ireland Relations Great Britain.; Great Britain Relations Ireland.; History.