Women of the Dail

By Jason Knirck, Maria Luddy

Contributions by: Maria Luddy

Women of the D?il explores the role of political women during the Irish revolution, specifically those who were D?il deputies and related to recently-deceased patriots. These women successfully used familial links to bolster their political credibility during the years after the Easter Rising, but found this rhetorical strategy much more difficult to deploy in the wake of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Drawing on a number of published and unpublished sources, Women of the D?il analyzes this rhetorical shift in order to explain the interplay between gender, republicanism and the Irish revolution.

205 pages

Publication Date: 10/1/2006
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9780716528036

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