Commandant of the Dublin Brigade during the Easter 1916 Rising, James Connolly was a tireless worker in the Socialist cause and was in contact with many influential thinkers of his time (Eleanor Marx Aveling, for one). He also travelled extensively raising funds for unions in the USA and Ireland. Find out more through his letters.
A cultural giant of the Twentieth Century, Elia Kazan directed productions like 'On the Waterfront' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire' for the stage and screen. He worked with writers such as John Steinbeck, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller, as well as actors such as Marlon Brando, James Dean and Robert De Niro. Find out more about his life through his letters.
A staunch advocate of Irish culture and language, founding the Pipers Club and a prominent member of the Gaelic League, Éamonn Ceannt was also a revolutionary. He was one of the seven signatories of the Irish Proclamation in the 1916 Easter Rising. After his execution his wife and sisters were prominent in creating the new Irish State. Discover more through their correspondence.