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The Resource The red hand : Protestant paramilitaries in Northern Ireland, Steve Bruce

The red hand : Protestant paramilitaries in Northern Ireland, Steve Bruce

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The red hand : Protestant paramilitaries in Northern Ireland
Title
The red hand
Title remainder
Protestant paramilitaries in Northern Ireland
Statement of responsibility
Steve Bruce
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Self-proclaimed defenders of Ulster, condemned by their opponents as thugs and murderers, Protestant paramilitaries have been responsible for around half of the civilian casualties in Ulster. Their operations have succeeded on occasion in subverting major political initiatives and have even brought down a government. Yet despite the familiarity of such names as the UDA, the UVF, the Red Hand commando, and the Shankhill Butchers, such groups remain little studied and poorly understood. This book, the first comprehensive study of loyalist terrorism in Ulster, draws on extensive interviews with terrorists conducted by the author, to assemble the most accurate picture possible of their methods and motives. Steve Bruce examines all aspects of their organizations from their origins and background, to the way in which they recruit their members, raise funds, and select and execute their terrorist operations. He also discusses claims that the security forces have at times turned a blind eye to the Protestant paramilitaries' activities. Bruce concludes by arguing that the paradoxical nature of pro-state terrorism - which seeks to maintain, rather than overturn, state power by violent means - informs every significant aspect of the loyalists' activities. In addition to being an important contribution to our understanding of the relationship between terrorism and the modern state, The Red Hand is essential reading for anyone who wishes to gain a fuller understanding of Northern Ireland's present Troubles
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
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Bruce, Steve
Dewey number
941.60824
Index
index present
LC call number
DA990.U46
LC item number
B678 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paramilitary forces
  • Protestants
  • Terrorism
  • Violence
  • Northern Ireland
Label
The red hand : Protestant paramilitaries in Northern Ireland, Steve Bruce
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Paramilitaries and Politicians: The 1974 Strike
  • 5.
  • The Men in Black
  • 6.
  • Friends and Relations
  • 7.
  • Murdering Gangsters
  • 8.
  • Security Forces and Terrorists
  • 9.
  • Introduction: Researching a Grey World
  • Terrorists and Political Innovation
  • 10.
  • The End of the Ulster Defence Association?
  • 11.
  • The Nature of Pro-State Terrorism
  • 1.
  • Ulster and the First Ulster Volunteer Force
  • 2.
  • From Civil Rights to Civil Strife
  • 3.
  • Vigilantes and the Ulster Defence Association
  • 4.
Control code
ocm25048572
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 311 pages
Isbn
9780192159618
Lccn
91046663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780192159618
  • (OCoLC)25048572
Label
The red hand : Protestant paramilitaries in Northern Ireland, Steve Bruce
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Paramilitaries and Politicians: The 1974 Strike
  • 5.
  • The Men in Black
  • 6.
  • Friends and Relations
  • 7.
  • Murdering Gangsters
  • 8.
  • Security Forces and Terrorists
  • 9.
  • Introduction: Researching a Grey World
  • Terrorists and Political Innovation
  • 10.
  • The End of the Ulster Defence Association?
  • 11.
  • The Nature of Pro-State Terrorism
  • 1.
  • Ulster and the First Ulster Volunteer Force
  • 2.
  • From Civil Rights to Civil Strife
  • 3.
  • Vigilantes and the Ulster Defence Association
  • 4.
Control code
ocm25048572
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 311 pages
Isbn
9780192159618
Lccn
91046663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780192159618
  • (OCoLC)25048572

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