Home Rule - or a project with a potential listenership of a thousand people in France in English

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Post by NolweAyan » July 19th, 2018, 9:21 am

Home Rule - or a project with a potential listenership of a thousand people in France

Every year in France, over a thousand English-as-a-Foreign language teachers try for the competitive exam of the Agregation. Over the next two years, one of the topics is “Home Rule”. And the focus is not just on Ireland, but on Scottland, Wales, and the influence of this ideology throughout the empire between 1870 and 1914.

To the best of my research, I found only 4 books and 1 speech addressing this issue, and one book is under way.

I think that these listeners would be interested in the following books which are all in the public domain:

1. “Ireland and the Home Rule Movement” by Sir Michael McDonnell, 1908. (d.1956 - not PD-EU)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13998

2. “The Speaker's handbook on the Irish question” by Irish Liberal; Liberal Unionist Association
https://archive.org/details/speakershandbook00iris

3. “Home Government for Ireland: Irish Federalism! Its Meaning, Its Objects, and Its Hopes" Isaac Butt (1813-1879)
https://archive.org/details/homegovernmentf00buttgoog

4. “HOME RULE” BY L. G. REDMOND-HOWARD (1884-?)
https://archive.org/details/homerule00redmiala

5. “Is home rule Rome rule?” by Hocking, Joseph (1860-1937)
https://archive.org/details/ishomeruleromeru00hockiala

6. “The Home rule bill” by Redmond, John Edward (1856-1918)
https://archive.org/details/homerulebill00redmuoft

7. “HOME RULE BEING ARTICLES ON THE IRISH QUESTION
By The Right Hon. W. E. GLADSTONE, M.P. (d.1898)
The Right JOHN MORLEY, M.P., LORD THRING (d.1923)
JAMES BRYCE, M.P., Canon MacCOLL (d.1922)
E. L. GODKIN (d.1902), AND R. BARRY O’BRIEN (d.1918)
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.98652

8. “Home rule problems” (not PD-EU)
by Williams, Basil (1867-1950); Arnold, J. C; Berkeley, G. F.-H. (George Fitz-Hardinge), (1870-1955); Robertson, J. M. (John Mackinnon) (1856-1933)
https://archive.org/details/homeruleproblems00will

9. “Towards Home Rule” by Ramananda Chatterjee (1865-1943)
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.278411

10. “The truth about home rule” by Wicks, Pembroke
https://archive.org/details/truthabouthomer00wickgoog

11. “Why Home Rule Is Undesirable” by Lecky, W. E. H. (1838-1903)
https://archive.org/details/jstor-25102149

12. “The Case for Home Rule” by Merriam, Charles E. (d.1953 - not PD-EU)
https://archive.org/details/jstor-1013277

13. “The Scottish home rule debate of 19th and 20th February, 1890 : analysis of the divisions and remarks on the debate : also Sir Archibald Alison's article on the Old Scottish Parliament & C”
by Scottish Home Rule Association; Alison, Archibald, 1792-1867
https://archive.org/details/scottishhomerulescot

14. “Ireland In The New Century” by Sir Horace Curzon Plunkett (d.1932)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14342
Already suggested: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=67653&p=1400522&hilit=Irish#p1400522

15. The Clanking of Chains: A Story of Sinn Fein, novel (1919) by Brinsley MacNamara (John Weldon) (d.1963 - not PD-EU)
already suggested : viewtopic.php?f=1&t=69306&p=1441328&hilit=Irish#p1441328
https://archive.org/details/clankingofchainsstory00macniala

16. A History of Wales from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest
by Sir John Edward Lloyd (d.1947)
https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_NYwNAAAAIAAJ

17. Home Rule & the Labour Market. : A dialogue between William, a Home Ruler, and John, a Unionist
https://archive.org/details/homerulelabourma00lond

18. What Land Nationalisation Would Cost
by Property Protection Society
https://archive.org/details/ldpd_11664528_000

19. The work of the Irish leagues : the speech of the Right Hon. Sir Henry James replying in the Parnell Commission Inquiry
by James, Henry James, Baron, 1828-1911
https://archive.org/details/cu31924087975946

20. Mr. Chamberlain on Ulster
by Chamberlain
https://archive.org/details/mrchamberlainonu00cham

21. Eminent nonconformists on Home Rule
https://archive.org/details/eminentnonconfor00lond


22. “IRISH NATIONALITY” by Alice Stopford Green (d.1929), 1911
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34900

23. “The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847” by the REV. JOHN O'ROURKE, P.P., M.R.I.A.
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14412

24. “History of Scotland” by Margaret MacArthur (A history has already been recorded by XXX)
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44121


I am personally very motivated to read chapters in the books: 1, 2, 13, 15, 16.

Books 17, 18, 20 are 2 page tracts, and would be perfect to get started on.

However, I have no experience with Librivox, could someone become book coordinator for any one of these books?

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Post by TriciaG » July 21st, 2018, 12:57 pm

Some of these aren't PD in Europe. I'll research a bit and edit your post to note those that are not.

Personally, I think I lean towards item #7, as it seems to be a publication of articles for and against, rather than propaganda for one side or the other. And it's PD in Europe. :) #13 sounds like it might be a balanced view of Scotland.

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Post by NolweAyan » August 8th, 2018, 3:31 pm

Thank you for the input.

Item 7 (Handbook of Home Rule) does look like a good place to start: readers can choose the point of view and the personality of the author they want to explore. How do we get this one off the ground?

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Post by TriciaG » August 8th, 2018, 4:56 pm

Someone comes along and reads what has been posted, then decides whether or not to coordinate the project. It's all volunteer; we don't assign projects to coordinators (or readers).

I've completed a couple of my group projects recently and have been scouting around for a new project, so you're in luck. :) I'll launch #7 in the next few days.

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Post by TriciaG » August 10th, 2018, 7:42 am

Handbook of Home Rule is begun: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=71332

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