The Voice of Sanity is Getting Hoarse: How the New Ulster Movement Navigated the Social and Political Spaces of Northern Ireland, 1969-1976

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Citation

[Unknown User], “The Voice of Sanity is Getting Hoarse: How the New Ulster Movement Navigated the Social and Political Spaces of Northern Ireland, 1969-1976,” Scholar@Simmons, accessed January 18, 2020, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/scholar/items/show/385.

Title

The Voice of Sanity is Getting Hoarse: How the New Ulster Movement Navigated the Social and Political Spaces of Northern Ireland, 1969-1976

Creator

Wismar

Date

2019

Description

The New Ulster Movement was formed in 1969 in response to the outbreak of violence in Northern Ireland. It endeavored to find a moderate approach to ending the Troubles. Much of the scholarship pertaining to the conflict enforces the idea of extremism in the 1970s, but a moderate political and social space did exist in Northern Ireland at this time, although many are not aware of its existence. By utilizing the Records of the New Ulster Movement, propaganda ephemera from various political and social groups, and newspaper archives this thesis will examine the political and social spaces leading up to and created by the Troubles. I am attempting to marry the work done by historians, sociologists, and political scientists in order to understand how the lack of adequate political and social space needed to create an environment conducive to moderate politics in Northern Ireland contributed to the conditions that led to the escalating conflict.

Subject

Northern Ireland Troubles

Publisher

Simmons University (Boston, Mass.)

Format

1 PDF (84 Pages)

Language

English

Type

Masters Theses

Potential Collection

Dual History and Archives Management