In 1916, James Connolly was executed by the British for his part in the Easter Rising. His early activism in the Scottish labor movement; his pioneering socialism in Ireland; his involvement in the American Labor movement; his activity as a union organizer back in Ireland; his revolutionary stand against WWI; & his ultimately fatal leadership of the 1916 uprising for Irish independence, all point to a crucial figure in the development of the workers' movement during one of its most intriguing phases. A tireless political worker & a prolific writer, Connolly's thinking on nationalism & imperialism had an influence on Lenin. He's regarded by many as one of the founders of 20th-century Irish nationalism. This book of his writings draws together some of his most representative work.