Typescript copy of article by James Connolly entitled 'Home Thrusts by Spailpín' from 'The Irish Worker' in which he defends Jim Larkin's mooted fundraising trip to America,
1914 Jan. 14.
|Main Creator:||Connolly, James, 1868-1916|
Connolly defends the trip on the grounds that such excursions were made in the past in aid of the Irish farmers during the land war and on behalf of the evicted tenants, Moreover the American Irish public were appealed to "over and over again to provide to enable well-fed gentlemen to live like fighting cocks at Westminster".
The signature "Spailpín" or "Wandering Landless Labourer" was an itinerant or seasonal farmworker on Ireland from the 17th century to the early 20th century.
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