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What was Fenianism?
Fenianism was the spirit of the Irish nation, that line of Republicanism which for seven generations has been the vehicle of radical protest against exploitation and oppression in Ireland.
In the era of the French Revolution Republicanism was the United Irishmen. In 1848 it was the Young Irelanders, in 1867 the Irish Republican Brotherhood, popularly known as the Fenians.
What was the Fenian Movement?
Fenians were perceived as yesterday’s al-Qaida by the authorities and the majority of press and public.
They were assassins, insurgents, bandits, irregulars, pirates, murderers, tribal militia, guerrillas, terrorists
They were the great modern transnational internal threat in the British Empire in the second half of the 19th century.
Fenians were socially-radical, secular republican…
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