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The Workers' Republic

Author: James Connolly

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  1. James Connolly, Labour in Irish History, Irish Workers Republic (in monthly instalments)
  2. James Connolly, Labour in Irish History (Dublin: Maunsel November 1910)
  3. James Connolly, Labour in Irish History (Dublin: Maunsel 1914). 216pp.
  4. James Connolly, Labour in Irish History (Dublin: Maunsel 1917). 216pp.
  5. James Connolly, Labour in Irish History (New York: Donnelly 1919). 137pp.
  6. James Connolly, Labour in Ireland (Dublin: Maunsell & Roberts 1922), contains Labour in Irish History. 346pp.
  7. James Connolly, Labour in Ireland (Dublin: Maunsel 1926), contains Labour in Irish History
  8. James Connolly, Labour in Irish History (Dublin: Irish Transport & General Workers' Union 1934). 216pp.
  9. James Connolly, Labour in Ireland (Dublin: Three Candles 1940), contains Labour in Irish History
  10. James Connolly, Labour in Ireland (Dublin: Irish Transport & General Workers' Union 1944). Contains Labour in Irish History. 346pp.
  11. James Connolly, Labour in Irish History, ed. Desmond Ryan, with an introduction by William McMullen (Dublin: Three Candles 1951)
  12. James Connolly, Labour in Irish History (Dublin: New Books Publications 1956; reprinted 1967, 1971, 1973, 1983). 135pp.
  13. James Connolly, Labour in Ireland (Dublin: C. Ó Lochlainn 1971). Contains Labour in Irish History. 264pp.
  14. James Connolly Labour in Irish history (London: Bookmarks 1987). 168pp.
  15. James Connolly, Collected Works (Dublin: New Books Publications 1987), i 17-184.
  1. Rabochi Klass v Historia Irland (Moscow: Progress Publishers 1968), with an introduction by Artemy D. Kolpakov. Extracts from that introduction are published in English translation in James Connolly, Collected Works (Dublin: New Books Publications 1987), i 508-11.
    Sources, comment on the text, and secondary literature.
  1. Kieran Allen, The politics of James Connolly (London: Pluto Press 1990). 206pp.
  2. William K. Anderson, James Connolly and the Irish left (Dublin: Irish Academic Press 1994). 200pp.
  3. A bibliography of Irish labour history, Saothar: journal of the Irish Labour History Society 5 (1979). Contains also a Bibliography of works on Irish history published in the USSR and a Bibliography: James Larkin.
  4. Connolly: the Polish aspects: a review of James Connolly's political and spiritual affinity with Józef Pilsudski, leader of the Polish Socialist Party, organiser of the Polish legions and founder of the Polish state (Belfast: Athol 1985). 167pp.
  5. François Bédarida, Le socialisme et la nation: James Connolly et l'Irlande (Paris: Éditions Ouvrières 1965. 31pp.
  6. Helen Clark, Sing a rebel song: the story of James Connolly, born Edinburgh 1868, executed Dublin 1916 (Edinburgh: City of Edinburgh District Council 1989). 55pp.
  7. Communist Party of Ireland, Breaking the chains: selected writings of James Connolly on women (Belfast: Unity Press for the Northern Area Women's Committee 1981). 38pp.
  8. James Connolly and W. Walker, The Connolly-Walker controversy on socialist unity in Ireland (Dublin 1911, repr. Cork: Cork Workers Club 1986)
  9. Fifty years of Liberty Hall (Dublin: Three Candles 1959)
  10. James Connolly, Yellow unions in Ireland and other articles (Belfast: Connolly Bookshop 1968)
  11. Sean Cronin, Young Connolly (Dublin: Repsol 1978, 2nd. ed. 1983
  12. Noelle Davis, Connolly of Ireland patriot and socialist (Carnarvon: Swyddfa'r Caernerfon 1946)
  13. Joseph Deasy, James Connolly: his life and teachings (Dublin: New Books 1966). 14pp.
  14. Ruth Dudley Edwards, James Connolly (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1981). 151pp.
  15. Peter Berresford Ellis, James Connolly: selected writings edited with an introduction by P. Berresford Ellis (Harmondsworth: Penguin 1973)
  16. Roger Faligot: James Connolly et le mouvement révolutionnaire irlandais (Paris: F. Maspero 1978). 333pp.
  17. Richard Michael Fox, James Connolly: the forerunner (Tralee: Kerryman Ltd. 1946). 250pp.
  18. Donnacha Ní Gabhann, The reality of Connolly: 1868-1916 ([Dublin?]: Portlight Press Project 1993). 36pp.
  19. C. Desmond Greaves, The life and times of James Connolly (London: Lawrence & Wishart 1961). Also Berlin: Seven Seas Publishers 1976.
  20. Andy Johnston, James Larraggy, Edward McWilliams, Connolly: a Marxist analysis (Dublin: Irish Workers Group 1990)
  21. Brian Kelly, James Connolly and the fight for an Irish Workers' Republic (Cleveland, OH: Hera Press 1982). 23pp.
  22. Patrick Anthony Lake, James Connolly: the development of his political ideology (unpubl. Thesis 1984)
  23. Samuel Levenson, James Connolly: a biography (London: Brian & O'Keeffe 1973)
  24. Robert Lynd, James Connolly: an appreciation, to James Connolly, Collected works (2 vols Dublin: New Books Publications 1987), i, 495-507 (first published October 1916)
  25. Proinsias Mac an Bheatha, James Connolly and the Worker's Republic (Dublin: Foilseacháin Náisiúta Teo. 1978). 90pp.
  26. Lambert McKenna and Thomas J. Morrissey, The social teachings of James Connolly, by Lambert McKenna, ed Thomas J. Morrissey (Dublin: Veritas Dublin 1991)
  27. Proinsias Mac Aonghusa, What Connolly said: James Connolly's writings (Dublin: New Island Books 1994). 94pp.
  28. Derry Kelleher, Quotations from James Connolly: an anthology in three parts ([Drogheda]: Vanguard Publications 1972). 2 vols.
  29. Lambert McKenna, The social teachings of James Connolly (Dublin: Catholic Truth Society 1920).
  30. Peter McKevitt, James Connolly (Dublin: Catholic Truth Society 1969). 15pp.
  31. Priscilla Metscher, Republicanism and socialism in Ireland: a study of the relationship of politics and ideology from the United Irishmen to James Connolly, Bremer Beiträge zur Literatur- und Ideologiegeschichte 2 (Frankfurt-am-Main: Peter Lang 1986)
  32. Austen Morgan, James Connolly: a political biography (Manchester: Manchester U.P. 1988). 244pp.
  33. John F. Murphy, Implications of the Irish past: the socialist ideology of James Connolly from an historical perspective (Unpublished MA thesis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte 1983).
  34. Michael O'Riordan, General introduction, to James Connolly, Collected works (2 vols Dublin: New Books Publications 1987), i, pages ix-xvii
  35. Cathal O'Shannon, Introduction, to James Connolly, Collected works (2 vols Dublin: New Books Publications 1987), i, 11-16
  36. Bernard Ransom, Connolly's Marxism (London: Pluto Press 1980)
  37. Carl Reeve and Ann Barton Reeve, James Connolly and the United States: the road to the 1916 Irish rebellion (Atlantic Highlands NJ: Humanities Press 1978). 307pp.
  38. Desmond Ryan, James Connolly: his life, work & writings (Dublin: Talbot Press 1924)
  39. Desmond Ryan, Socialism and nationalism: a selection from the writings of James Connolly (Dublin: Sign of the Three Candles 1948). 211pp.
  40. Desmond Ryan, James Connolly, in J. W. Boyle (ed), Leaders and workers (Cork: Mercier Press 1960, repr. 1978)
  41. Frederick Ryan, Socialism, democracy and the Church ([Dublin]: Labour History Workshop 1984). With reviews of Connolly's 'Labour in Irish History' and Jaures' 'Studies in socialism'. 69p.
  42. G. Schüller, James Connolly and Irish freedom: a marxist analysis (Cork: Cork Workers Club 1974, reprint of a work first published Chicago 1926). 30pp.
  43. E. Strauss, Irish nationalism and British democracy (Westport CT: Greenwood 1975)
  44. X. T. Zagladina, James Connolly [in Russian] (Moscow: Mysl Publishing House 1985)
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. James Connolly The Workers' Republic in Collected works, Ed. Desmond Ryan. New Books Publications, Dublin, volume 2 (1987) page 179–442


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Profile Description

Created: By James Connolly (1868-1916) Date range: 1898-1916.

Use of language

Language: [EN] The text is in English, apart from a few words.
Language: [FR] Three words in French in a conventional expression.
Language: [LA] Two words are in Latin in a conventional phrase, two words in a title and two other words in a phrase.
Language: [GA] Two words are in Irish.
Language: [DE] Two words are in German in a title and one other word.

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