Query From Sherry Peters firstname.lastname@example.org 01 April 1998
...I am currently finishing off my undergraduate degree in History. I am also preparing my research proposal to be submitted to several Universities, next year, in application for admission to a Masters program. What I am most interested in studying, and what my proposal discusses, is any information pertaining to biographies, journal articles, newspaper articles, and books, covering the role of the family and community, and their involvement with the prisoners of internment in Northern Ireland, and the prisoners of the Prevention of Terrorism Act, between 1971 and 1981.If anyone can help me, it would be much appreciated.
From Sue Marra Byham email@example.com 02 April 1998
I have found the "Read Ireland Bookstore" at http://readireland.ie/ to be an excellent place to begin research on any Irish topic. You may want to ask for recommendations [at e-mail} firstname.lastname@example.org or look through back issues of their newsletter, "Read Ireland Book News."
Here are some titles from Roberts Rinehart Publishers that may be helpful:
_The Troubles: Ireland's Ordeal 1966-1996 and the Search For Peace_ by Tim Pat Coogan; _Falls Memories: A Belfast Life_by Gerry Adams; _A New Ireland: Politics, Peace and Reconciliation_ by John Hume.
[Try also Bernadette Devlin's book, or anything written about her.]
From Maria Elena Raymond M_Raymond@compuserve.com
See the _Journal of Women's History_Winter/Spring 1995, Vol. 6 No. 4 and Vol. 7 No 1 (A special double issue on Irish women)The bibliography alone should be of great help to you. The issue is spectacular in its depth of historical coverage.