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By Sarah Campbell

Gerry Fitt was once a key political determine in Northern eire for over 20 years, but there isn't any significant ancient assessment of his contribution, nor of his legacy or position within the reminiscence of the minority group there. Drawing on unpublished occasion and personal papers, lately published Irish and British govt papers, and interviews, this e-book is the 1st educational learn of the position of Gerry Fitt within the politics of the Social Democratic and Labour occasion (SDLP) and may study the 1st decade of the occasion during the lens of his leadership.

Fitt was once a driver at the back of the unique imaginative and prescient of the occasion and performed a imperative position in growing the identification of the SDLP as a 'radical socialist occasion' which supplied a 'new' kind of nationalism, by means of prioritising socio-economic matters over the constitutional query. but, Fitt famous that he used to be frequently in an 'unhappy minority of 1' over many concerns and now and then the connection among himself and his occasion colleagues was once 'very uneasy'. This ebook, accordingly, sheds new mild at the formation of the SDLP, analyzing the explanations and techniques by which the celebration was once shaped and the usually conflicting rules and feel of political id that the get together portrayed during the Nineteen Seventies. opposite to the authentic narrative of the celebration, this booklet offers another and extra nuanced view of the machinations which moulded occasion coverage in its first decade.

Gerry Fitt and the SDLP is key studying for college kids and students of recent Irish and British politics and the Northern eire clash. it's going to additionally attract these attracted to clash solution in divided societies.

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