James Connolly





James Connolly


Born
in Edinburgh, Scotland, The United Kingdom
June 05, 1868

Died
May 12, 1916


James Connolly (Irish: Séamas Ó Conghaile, 5 June 1868 – 12 May 1916) was an Irish socialist leader. He was born in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh, Scotland, to Irish immigrant parents. He left school for working life at the age of 11, but became one of the leading Marxist theorists of his day. Though proud of his Irish background, he also took a role in Scottish and American politics. He was executed by a British firing squad because of his leadership role in the Easter Rising of 1916.

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4.23 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1973 — 7 editions
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Labour In Irish History

4.50 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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Socialism and the Irish Reb...

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The Workers' Republic

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The Re-Conquest of Ireland

4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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Socialism Made Easy

4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1920 — 2 editions
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What Connolly Said

4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1999
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The Words Of James Connolly

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Socialism and Nationalism

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The Trawler

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1914
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“It would be well to realize that the talk of ‘humane methods of warfare’, of the ‘rules of civilized warfare’, and all such homage to the finer sentiments of the race are hypocritical and unreal, and only intended for the consumption of stay-at-homes. There are no humane methods of warfare, there is no such thing as civilized warfare; all warfare is inhuman, all warfare is barbaric; the first blast of the bugles of war ever sounds for the time being the funeral knell of human progress… What lover of humanity can view with anything but horror the prospect of this ruthless destruction of human life. Yet this is war: war for which all the jingoes are howling, war to which all the hopes of the world are being sacrificed, war to which a mad ruling class would plunge a mad world.”
James Connolly

“Our demands most moderate are – We only want the earth!”
James Connolly

“No revolutionary movement is complete without its poetical expression.”
James Connolly, Songs of Freedom: The James Connolly Songbook