Irish Women & the Vote

Irish Women & the Vote

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This landmark book, reissued with a new foreword to mark the centenary of Irish women being granted the right to vote, is the first comprehensive analysis of the Irish suffrage movement from its mid-nineteenth-century beginnings to when feminist militancy exploded on the streets of Dublin and Belfast in the early twentieth century. Younger, more militant suffragists took their cue from their British counterparts, two of whom travelled to Ireland to throw a hatchet into the carriage of Prime Minister Herbert Asquith on O'Connell Bridge in 1912 (missing him but grazing Home Rule leader John Redmond, who was in the same carriage; both politicians opposed giving women the Vote). Despite such dramatic publicity, and other non-violent campaigning, women s suffrage was a minority interest in an Ireland more concerned with the issue of gaining independence from Britain.
  • Stock No
  • 54427
  • EAN/ISBN
  • 9781788550130
  • Author
  • Louise Ryan
  • Format
  • PB
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