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The following is a draft (v1) list of selected reading material on the issue of violence. The reader should also consult the CAIN bibliography for further references for this subject and for the full citations to the following items.

Lists / Databases of those Killed

Sutton, Malcolm. (1994), Bear in Mind these Dead: An Index of Deaths from the Conflict in Ireland, 1969-1993. Belfast: Beyond the Pale Publications.
Also available as: Sutton Database of Deaths, 1969-2001.

McKeown, Michael. (2009). The McKeown Database of Deaths, 1969-2001. Web: CAIN.

McKittrick, David. Kelters, Seamus. Feeney, Brian. Thornton, Chris. (1999), Lost Lives: The Stories of Men, Women and Children who died as a result of the Northern Ireland Troubles. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing.

Key Texts

Bell, J Bowyer. (1993) The Irish Troubles: A Generation of Violence, 1967-1992. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Bell, J. Bowyer. (1999), The Secret Army: The IRA. (Updated edition). Dublin: Poolbeg.

Bruce, Steve. (1992) The Red Hand: Protestant Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fay, Marie Therese. Morrissey, Mike. Smyth, Marie. (1997) Mapping Troubles-Related Deaths in Northern Ireland. Londonderry: INCORE.

Galliher, John F., and DeGregory, Jerry L. (1985) Violence in Northern Ireland: Understanding Protestant Perspectives. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

O'Duffy, B., and O'Leary, B. (1990) 'Violence in Northern Ireland, 1969-June 1989', in, McGarry, John., and O'Leary, Brendan. (eds.) The Future of Northern Ireland. London: Oxford University Press.

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI). (annual from 2002) Chief Constable's Annual Report. Belfast: Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC). (annual 1970-2001) Chief Constable's Annual Report. Belfast: Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).


General Reference Texts

Bardon, Jonathan. (1992) A History of Ulster. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
Bew, Paul., and Gillespie, Gordon. (1999) Northern Ireland: A Chronology of the Troubles 1968-1999. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.
Coogan, Tim Pat. (1995) The Troubles: Ireland's Ordeal 1966-1996 and the Search for Peace. London: Hutchinson.
Elliott, Sydney., and Flakes, W.D. (1999) Northern Ireland: A Political Directory 1968-1999. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
McKittrick, David. (2000) Making Sense of the Troubles. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.


See also the list of source material that will be used in the main web pages on violence in Northern Ireland.

CAIN contains information and source material on the conflict and politics in Northern Ireland.
CAIN is based within Ulster University.

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