Part I. In search of the rabble
Opening the witness accounts
Who owned the revolution?
Keepers of the revolutionary flame
Broadening the interpretations and the sources
New scepticisms, new revisions and the shadow of the Troubles
Labour, gender and the social perspective
The politics of peace and the twenty-first century perspective
Part II. Revolutionary Ireland, 1913-23
Ulster prepared with one voice? : 1910-14
Labour, nationalism and war : 1913-16
1916 : an idea "essentially spiritual"?
1917-18 : bonfires and ballots
War of Independence (1): 1919-20 : catching the waves
The chivalrous soldier and the cruel killer
Governing, social realities and justice
War of Independence (2): 1921-2 : the juggernaut of politics
Ulster's wounded self-love
The tyranny of the "special"
Part III. Legacy and commemoration
"In danger of finding myself with nothing at all"
"For the life of my heroic son"
Scrambling for the bones of the patriot dead
"He knew as much about commanding as my dog"
Commemoration during the troubles and the peace process
Remembering the First World War and welcoming the Queen
Invoking revolutionary ghosts as the Celtic tiger dies and Fianna Fáil collapses
New commemorative priorities, sacred cows and the status of history 397.