Women and Irish Nationalism
A classic study of the role of the women's movement in modern Irish history
Since Mary Robinson's election as president, however, a new agenda had been set in Irish politics. Irish women politicians are acquiring the profile they deserve - a trend most clearly marked by the 'feminisation' of Sinn Féin. As the Irish political climate changes almost daily, Margaret Ward's evolutionaries should, therefore, be read not only as a study of past neglect, but also as a celebration and endorsement of emerging recognition of the role of women in Irish politics.
Margaret Ward is a Research Fellow in History at the Bath College of Higher Education.
'A real contribution to understanding revolutionary Ireland and, even more importantly, to our understanding of feminism as an aid to arriving at historical truth' - Times Literary Supplement
1. The Ladies Land League, 1881-82
2. Inghinidhe na hEireann, 1900-14
3. Cumann na mBan, 1914-16
4. Cumann na mBan, 1916-21
5. Cumann na mBan, 1921-23
6. Cumann na mBan, 1924-40
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