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Do penance or perish : Magdalen asylums in Ireland

Author: Frances Finnegan
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Online access with purchase: University Press scholarship online (Oxford scholarship online)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frances Finnegan traces the history of the Magdalen Asylums in Ireland, homes founded in the 19th century for the detention of prostitutes undergoing reform, but which later received unwed mothers, wayward girls & the mentally retarded, all of them put to work as forced labour in church-run laundries.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Finnegan
ISBN: 9780199849901 0199849900 9780195174601 0195174607
OCLC Number: 776942201
Notes: Originally published: Piltown, Ireland: Congrave Press, 2001.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Series Title: Online access with purchase: University Press scholarship online (Oxford scholarship online)
Responsibility: Frances Finnegan.

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Frances Finnegan traces the history of the Magdalen Asylums in Ireland, homes founded in the 19th century for the detention of prostitutes undergoing reform, but which later received unwed mothers, wayward girls & the mentally retarded, all of them put to work as forced labour in church-run laundries.

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