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Author Matthews, Ann, 1948 or 1949-

Title Renegades : Irish republican women 1900-1922 / Ann Matthews
Published Cork : Mercier Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (414 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgements; abbreviations; introduction; 1 building the foundation 1865-1900; 2 claiming the mantle of the irish joan of arc; 3 proselytism and nationalist politics; 4 the spirit of revolution 1914-1916; 5 revolution and repercussion; 6 keeping the flame alive: the irish national aid association and volunteer dependents' fund; 7 staking a claim in republican politics 1917; 8 attaining their aspiration; 9 war 1919-1921; 10 the war on women; 11 from triumph to fury; 12 february 1922: striding towards a political abyss; appendices; endnotes; bibliography
Summary Examines the role and experiences of the women of Cumann na mBan and the Irish Citizens Army, who marched out with the Rebels to challenge the might of the British Empire on Easter Monday 1916. Renegades is a comprehensive account of the tragedies, triumphs, politics and conflicts experienced by Irish women during the country's War of Independence and Civil War. It will shock and possibly disturb any romanticised views of their role in this period of Irish history because the reality of the abuse of women within the general population by both sides in both Wars is absent in most histor
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-402) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cumann na mBan.
Irish Citizen Army.
Women -- Political activity -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Ireland -- History -- Civil War, 1922-1923.
Ireland -- History -- Easter Rising, 1916.
Ireland -- History -- War of Independence, 1919-1921.
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1910-1921.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1856357368 (electronic bk.)
9781856357364 (electronic bk.)