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Women of the Dail Jason K. Knirck

Women of the Dail

Jason K. Knirck

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ISBN : 9780716528012
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205 pages
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Women of the Dail explores the role of political women during the Irish revolution, specifically those who were Dail deputies and related to recently-deceased patriots. These women successfully used familial links to bolster their politicalMoreWomen of the Dail explores the role of political women during the Irish revolution, specifically those who were Dail deputies and related to recently-deceased patriots. These women successfully used familial links to bolster their political credibility during the years after the Easter Rising, but found this rhetorical strategy much more difficult to deploy in the wake of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Drawing on a number of published and unpublished sources, Women of the Dail analyzes this rhetorical shift in order to explain the interplay between gender, republicanism and the Irish revolution.