We Are But Women: Women in Ireland's History by Dr Roger SawyerWe Are But Women: Women in Ireland's History by Dr Roger Sawyer

We Are But Women: Women in Ireland's History

byDr Roger Sawyer, Roger SawyerEditorDr Roger Sawyer

Hardcover | December 2, 1993

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We Are But Womensets the history of Irish women in the context of the broad sweep of Irish history, dealing even-handedly with the diverse traditions of unionism and nationalism. Through an examination of exemplar individuals and organisations, the book traces the growth of Irish awareness of such `women's issues' as emancipation, divorce and abortion. Above all, it acknowledges the key role played by women in finding a solution to the Irish Question.
Title:We Are But Women: Women in Ireland's HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:December 2, 1993Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:041505866X

ISBN - 13:9780415058667

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Throughout the troubled history of Ireland, women have been no less concerned than men when it came to coping with the difficulties and confused loyalties of Ireland. The role they played, however, has been misconceived and underestimated in past histories of the island. 'We Are But Women' is an examination of the social, religious and political role of women yesterday and today: women's effect on Ireland and Ireland's effect on women. Roger Sawyer traces the development of 'a woman's place' from the events of the earliest mythological period to the circumstances which prevail in Ireland today. A wide range of 'women's issues' are considered, including suffragism, divorce, wife battering, discrimination in literary censorship, contraception and abortion. The book relates the fortunes of Irish women to the history of the relationship between Ireland and Great Britain. The women he portrays here were and are part of vibrant cultural traditions which have yet to find a sure basis for co-existence. Ultimately, he concludes that the stabilizing influence of individual