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Do penance or perish : Magdalen asylums in Ireland

Author: Frances Finnegan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Oxford University Press edView all editions and formats
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Do Penance or Perish tells the fascinating story of Ireland's Good Shepherd Magdalen Asylums. First brought to widespread public attention by the 2002 film The Magdalen Sisters, the asylums were homes that were founded in the mid-nineteenth century for the detention of prostitutes undergoing reform. The inmates of these asylums were discouraged - and many forcibly prevented - from leaving and sometimes were detained  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Finnegan
ISBN: 0195174607 9780195174601
OCLC Number: 123124614
Notes: Originally published: Piltown, Co. Kilkenny : Congrave Press, 2001.
Description: xii, 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. "Patented villains" --
2. "Never free from their espionage" --
3. The Good Shepherd Magdalen Asylum, Limerick --
4. "A citadel of piety" --
5 The Good Shepherd Magdalen Asylum, New Ross --
6. "Do penance or perish" --
7. The Good Shepherd Magdalen Asylum, Cork (part 2).
Responsibility: Frances Finnegan.

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Traces the development of Ireland's Magdalen Asylums - homes that were founded in the mid-nineteenth century for the detention of prostitutes undergoing reform. This work presents case histories of  Read more...

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"The definitive account of the Magdalen Asylums..." -The Guardian "Frances Finnegan's pioneering works on poverty and prostitution in Victorian Britain are classics, and so is this Read more...

 
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