T. A. Jackson

Life
1879-1955 [Thomas Alfred Jackson]; fndr-mbr. Communist Party of Great Britain; son of Irish compositor; Protestant nationalist and author of Ireland Her Own, An Outline History of the Irish Struggle for National Freedom and Independence (1946), arising from a member’s request as early as 1904; MSS drastically reduced by publisher; rep. with epilogue by Desmond Greaves (1970); his Irish library was ultimately donated to the Working Class Movt. Library by his dgs. Stella Hagan and Vivien Morton.

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Works
Ireland Her Own, An Outline History of the Irish Struggle for National Freedom and Independence (Cobbett Press 1946); Do., [rep. edn.] with epilogue by Desmond Greaves (London: Lawrence & Wishart 1970).

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Criticism
See John A. Jackson, The Irish in Britain (1963).

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References
Working Class Movement Library (Salford) has an Irish Collection formed around Jackson’s library. This contains works of Moore, D’Alton, Leyland, Smyth, Froude, Wakefield and Lecky; more than a hundred lives and studies of United Irishmen, the Fenians and Easter 1916 leaders, Wolfe Tone (Autobiography); pamphlets on Robert Emmet and Rev. Wm. Jackson; works of and on Charles Lever; R. R. Madden’s The United Irishmen (3 vols. edn.); Pacata Hibernia (1623); Musgrave’s Rebellions in Ireland (2 vols., 1802); Clarendon’s Rebellions and Civil Wars in Ireland (1720); Edward Hay’s History of the Insurrection of the County of Wexford in 1798 (1803), and the Rev. James Gordon’s History of the Rebellion in Ireland (1803). [See online.]

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