Irish National Land League

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Irish National Land League

 

an organization of Irish peasants and impoverished urban workers, supported by the progressive circles of the Irish bourgeoisie. The league was founded in 1879 at the initiative of M. Davitt and other petit bourgeois democrats. The organization had about 200,000 members, with branches in the United States. Politically, the Irish National Land League supported a moderate program of home rule. At the same time, the organization ignited a mass struggle among the Irish peasants against the land-lords and English colonial powers, employing to some extent the boycott. The most radical elements of the Irish National Land League proposed the nationalization of the land. Frightened by the dimensions of the agrarian movement, the leader of the Irish National Land League, C. S. Parnell, reorganized it in October 1882 as the Irish National League, in which the agitation against the landlords was subordinated to the struggle for home rule.

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Dyna roddodd fod i'r Mayo Land League, ac yn fuan wedyn, roedd yr Irish Land League wedi ei sefydlu gyda Davitt yn ysgrifennydd a Parnell yn llywydd.
And activists from the Irish Land League began a successful campaign of isolation against him, with local businesses refusing to take his money and postmen refusing to deliver his mail.
Musical three piece Three Acres and a Cow will cover historical moments such as the Norman Conquest and Peasants' Revolt, the Enclosures, the English Civil War, Irish Land League and the Industrial Revolution in their intimate show on April 15, which will take place at Edibles in West Slaithwaite.
Second, it enabled the Irish Land League to provide moral and financial support to many more threatened tenants than would have been possible otherwise.
The Irish Land League and subsequent agrarian movements were genuinely transnational phenomena in that they connected Ireland with the diaspora worldwide.
II, "The Landlords' Defense," The Irish Land League Crisis (New Haven, 1940), 218-31.
In November of that year the Irish Land League was formed in Dublin.
He later said it was inspired by the London dock strike happening at that time, as well as activities of the Irish Land League, the Paris Commune, the Chicago anarchists and the Russian nihilists.
He wrote of how our minds travel back to the early days of the Irish Land League, the attitude of the clergy of Ireland towards that uprising of the poor, and the great change in their attitude when that movement became a dominant force in the struggle between landlord and tenant.
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