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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 repCumann 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....

Title : Cumann na mBan and the Irish Revolution
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ISBN : 9781905172146
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 276 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Cumann na mBan and the Irish Revolution Reviews

  • Argum
    2019-03-27 21:00

    Cumann na mBan, an Irish women's republican group, are a understudied portion of the Revolution. Using all available public records and building on the work of others, McCarthy seeks to place these women in their true context not as feminists but as Republicans. I would suspect a reader totally unfamiliar with the course and basic timeline from the Easter Rising through the Revolution to the Free State and the Civil War would be totally adrift, but then I suspect these readers wouldn't pick up the book in the first place. The group has been a favorite in feminist circles who pick out the independence and assertiveness for suffrage rights, but this book focuses not on them as women but as a part of the struggle. Records are sketchy, but an interesting portrait of determined women emerges. There is also an effort to focus on the group rather than individual members especially when the loudest voices are unlikely to represent the group across the whole of Ireland. Really fascinating. Engaging writing style

  • Marcella
    2019-03-28 22:37

    I found a bit boring when he gave numbers - that is when he specified in too much details the numerical compositions of the different branches.