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Cumann Na Mban and the Irish Revolution

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Book News Annotation:

Cumann na mBan, Irishwomen's Council, was a substantial player in the struggle for Irish independence in 1914-23, but like several other organizations, did not lead the revolution either politically or militarily, and so has received little attention from historians. McCarthy combs the little that has been written, and the archival material available to present an account of the group's activities and impact. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Cumann na mBan, a women's support group to the Irish Volunteers, was founded in 1914. Nationalist in outlook, its aims centered on arming Irish men, generating propaganda, and presenting a united Irish opposition to English rule. The Free State government's awareness of Cumann na mBan's assistance to the IRA after the 1916 Rising resulted in large-scale imprisonment of republican women during the Civil War. But, for a time at least, Cumann na mBan had placed equality for women on the political agenda and demonstrated women could be as politically active and capable as men.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781905172146
Publisher:
Collins Press
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Author:
McCarthy, Cal
Subject:
Revolutionary
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
History
Subject:
World History-Ireland
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
5.70x7.78x.64 in. .68 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Cumann na mBan, a women's support group to the Irish Volunteers, was founded in 1914. Nationalist in outlook, its aims centered on arming Irish men, generating propaganda, and presenting a united Irish opposition to English rule. The Free State government's awareness of Cumann na mBan's assistance to the IRA after the 1916 Rising resulted in large-scale imprisonment of republican women during the Civil War. But, for a time at least, Cumann na mBan had placed equality for women on the political agenda and demonstrated women could be as politically active and capable as men.
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