The Loyalist backlash
Dr Mulvenna will talk about the research carried out for his new book 'Tartan Gangs and Paramilitaries - The Loyalist Backlash' which is published by Liverpool University Press.
Based on unique one-on-one interviews with former Tartan gang members and loyalist paramilitaries, newspaper articles, loyalist news-sheets, coroners' inquest reports and government memorandums the book is a dynamic new study of the emergence of loyalist paramilitarism in the early 1970s.
Dr Graham Spencer, University of Portsmouth, has described the work as:
"A well written and convincing study of a neglected aspect of loyalist formation and identity, this book makes a valuable contribution to the literature on loyalism"