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Irish Women's History Reader : Routledge Readers in History - Alan Hayes

Irish Women's History Reader

Routledge Readers in History

By: Alan Hayes (Editor), Diane Urquhart (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th December 2000
ISBN: 9780415199131
Number Of Pages: 256

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This exciting collection of essays reveals the tremendous diversity of women's experiences in Ireland's past. For the first time this unique book draws together key writings on Irish women's history published over the past two decades, including contributions from North and South Ireland, England, the United States, Canada, and Australia.
It explores the lives of ordinary Irish women since 1800, looking at such diverse themes as:
*The development of women's history in Ireland
*e lives of ordinary Irish women since 1800, looking at such diverse themes as:
* The development of women's history in Ireland
* Politics and the variety of political activities undertaken by women
* health and sexuality revealing hidden histories of sexual activity, mental illness and attempts to control fertility
* religion and the experiences of catholic nuns, protestant evangelicals and salvationists
*emigration and the pattern of female migration to the U. S., Britain, and Australia
* work including both paid and unpaid employ inside and outside the home.
By bringing together this body of work for the first time, the diversity of women's experiences in Ireland's past is unearthed. This reader is a monumental work that captures the lives of the women of 19th and 20th-century Ireland.

Contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introduction: Reclaiming Women's Pastp. 1
Historiographyp. 5
from From Morgan to Maccurtain: Women Historians in Ireland from the 1790s to the 1990sp. 7
from History Women and History Men: The Politics of Women's Historyp. 15
from Women's History, Feminist History or Gender History?p. 21
Politicsp. 27
from Women and Politics in Nineteenth-century Irelandp. 29
from Votes for Womenp. 37
from Women and Higher Education in Ireland (1879-1914)p. 44
from 'The Female of the Species is more Deadlier than the Male'?: The Ulster Women's Unionist Council, 1911-40p. 50
from Marginality and Militancy: Cumann na Mban, 1914-36p. 58
from Aspects of Women's Contribution to the Oireachtas Debate in the Irish Free State, 1922-37p. 64
from The Constitution and the Role of Womenp. 71
Health and Sexualityp. 79
from Women and Sexuality in Nineteenth-century Irelandp. 81
from 'Abandoned Women and Bad Characters': Prostitution in Nineteenth-century Irelandp. 87
from Women and the Great Faminep. 95
from Hearths, Bodies and Minds: Gender Ideology and Women's Committal to Enniscorthy Lunatic Asylum, 1916-25p. 102
from Marie Stopes in Ireland: The Mother's Clinic in Belfast, 1936-47p. 110
Religionp. 117
from 'Born to Serve': Women and Evangelical Religionp. 119
from Walls Within Walls: Nuns in Nineteenth-Century Irelandp. 126
from Women and the Church Since the Faminep. 133
from 'Equal Sinners': Irish Women Utilising the Salvation Army Rescue Network for Britain and Ireland in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 139
from Godly Burden: Catholic Sisterhoods in Twentieth-century Irelandp. 146
from Neither Feminist nor Flapper: The Ecclesiastical Construction of the Ideal Irish Womanp. 152
Emigrationp. 159
from Women and the Irish Diaspora: The Great Unknownp. 161
from Barefoot and Pregnant? Irish Famine Orphans in Australiap. 168
from The Search for Bread: Patterns of Female Migrationp. 174
from Irish Women's Emigration to England, 1922-60: The Lengthening of Family Tiesp. 181
Workp. 189
from Women in the Irish Workforce from Pre-Industrial to Modern Timesp. 192
from Conclusion in Women and Philanthropy in Nineteenth-Century Irelandp. 199
from 'The Best of all Home Rulers': The Economic Power of Women in Ireland, 1880-1914p. 203
from Women in Rural Ireland in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries: How the Daughters, Wives and Sisters of Small Farmers and Landless Labourers Faredp. 209
from Life for Domestic Servants in Dublin, 1880-1920p. 215
from Women and Irish Trade Unionsp. 222
Conclusion: Irish Women's History - A Challengep. 229
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780415199131
ISBN-10: 0415199131
Series: Routledge Readers in History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 14th December 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.25 x 17.78  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1