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Respectability and Reform : Irish American Women's Activism, 1880-1920 - by Tara M. Mccarthy (Paperback)

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&p&In the late nineteenth century, an era in which women were expanding the influence outside the home, Irish American women carved out unique opportunities to serve the needs of their communities. For many women, this began with a commitment to Irish nationalism. In &i&Respectability and Reform&/i&, McCarthy explores the contributions of a small group of Irish American women in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era who emerged as leaders, organizers, and activists.&br&Profiles of these women suggest not only that Irish American women had a political tradition of their own but also that the diversity of the Irish American community fostered a range of priorities and approaches to activism.&br&McCarthy focuses on three movements—the Irish nationalist movement, the labor movement, and the suffrage movement—to trace the development of women’s political roles. Highlighting familiar activists such as Fanny and Anna Parnell, as well as many lesser-known suffragists, McCarthy sheds light on the range of economic and social backgrounds found among the activists. She also shows that Irish American women’s commitment to social justice persisted from the Land War through the World War I era. In unearthing the rich and varied stories of these Irish American women, &i&Respectablity and Reform&/i& deepens our understanding of their intersection with and contribution to the larger context of American women’s activism.&/p&
Number of Pages: 3213
Genre: Social Science, History, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Women
Series Title: Irish Studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr
Author: Tara M. Mccarthy
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2018
TCIN: 53524333
UPC: 9780815635888
Item Number (DPCI): 248-77-2874
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