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Women and paid work in Ireland, 1500-1930

Author: Bernadette Whelan; Women's History Association of Ireland. Conference
Publisher: Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book seeks to further unravel the working experiences of Irish women in the period from the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Based on largely hitherto unseen material and covering topics such as business, education, medicine, nursing, prison and childcare, it provides new information about women's involvement in these areas and about their working lives."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Women and paid work in Ireland, 1500-1930.
Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)647025200
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernadette Whelan; Women's History Association of Ireland. Conference
ISBN: 1851825215 9781851825219
OCLC Number: 44561939
Notes: "The tenth annual conference of the Women's History Association of Ireland was held in 1998 in the University of Limerick ... This volume of essays was an inevitable result of that conference"--Page 9.
Description: 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Women and paid work in rural Ireland c.1500-1800 / Mary O'Dowd --
2. Women and business in eighteenth-century Dublin : a case study / Catherine Cox --
3. Women and work in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Ireland : an overview / Maria Luddy --
4. The nineteenth-century governess : image and reality / Deirdre Raftery --
5. The female industrial movement, 1845-52 / Maura Cronin --
6. Matrons in Mountjoy Female Convict Prison, 1858-83 / Rena Lohan --
7. Women in the medical profession in Ireland, 1876-1919 / Irene Finn --
8. Childcare arrangements within the Belfast linen community, 1890-1930 / Jonathan Hamill --
9. Flower power and 'mental grooviness' : nurses and midwives in Ireland in the early twentieth century / Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh.
Responsibility: edited by Bernadette Whelan.
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"This book seeks to further unravel the working experiences of Irish women in the period from the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Based on largely hitherto unseen material and covering topics such as business, education, medicine, nursing, prison and childcare, it provides new information about women's involvement in these areas and about their working lives."--Jacket.

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