Women of the Irish Rising: A People’s History
This is the story of the women who put their lives on the line for Irish freedom. They were not only the nurses, cooks, and couriers, but also gunrunners, sharpshooters, and organizers. Many who barely received mention in mainstream histories are fully revealed here both in their own words and by those who witnessed their incredible courage and leadership. Over 250 women took part in the Irish Rising, more than 70 were imprisoned, and one was sentenced to death by the British. The struggle was initially betrayed by a conservative government that compromised their rights to equality, but women were finally vindicated in recent years. Now the fight for distributive justice and the unity of the entire nation, the original goals of the Easter Rising, have passed to the present generation.
About the Author
Michael Hogan is the author of twenty-six books, including two collections of short stories, eight books of poetry, selected essays on teaching in Latin America, two novels, and the best-selling Irish Soldiers of Mexico, a history of the Irish battalion in Mexico which formed the basis for an MGM movie starring Tom Berenger. Many of his works have been translated into Spanish. In his book, Abraham Lincoln and Mexico, Hogan shows how Lincoln risked his political career objecting to the invasion of Mexico (1846-48) and how, after he became president, he secretly aided Mexican republicans in their struggle against Maximilian and the French Occupation while remaining outwardly remain neutral so the French would not join up with the Confederacy. C.M. Mayo calls this work a “shining contribution to the history of Abraham Lincoln…” It was nominated as the best book on US-Latin American relations, featured in the Smithsonian, and has consistently appeared on Amazon’s best-seller list in Mexico. Hogan’s histories are in over 600 schools and colleges throughout the world as well as in hundreds of libraries.
Hogan’s most recent work, Women of the Irish Rising: A People’s History, provides the reader with a rich panoply of primary sources, including diaries and journals, news accounts and field reports, and other archived historical documents. The book is enriched with a wide range of visuals: a timeline of the week-long rebellion with maps and charts, images of weapons and flags, along with a treasure trove of pictures of key women and men who planned, coordinated, and led the insurgent uprising. Robert DiYanni of New York University writes: “Hogan’s great strength is that he is a natural storyteller as well as a historian. His books have fascinated readers of all ages.”
Hogan’s latest poetry collection, Winter Solstice: Selected Poems 1975-2012, was published with a revealing introduction by Sam Hamill. This long-awaited collection included poems from the Paris Review, New Letters, and the American Poetry Review as well as selections from out-of print-chapbooks. Hogan’s memoir, Newport: A Writer’s Beginnings, observes the author’s early influences as well as his youthful encounters with Eisenhower at the Summer White House in Newport, and JFK at Boston College.
Dr. Hogan’s work has appeared in many journals such as the Paris Review, the Harvard Review, Z-Magazine, Political Affairs, and the Monthly Review. He is the former director of Latin American initiatives for the College Board and a special consultant to the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools. Hogan has worked as a Humanities Department Head for fourteen years in American schools abroad and as a professor of international relations at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. He has given workshops and presentations at conferences in the United States, Canada, Malaysia, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina. He currently lives in Guadalajara, Mexico with the textile artist Lucinda Mayo, and their dog, Molly Malone.
- 272 pages
- 6 x 9 inches
- ISBN: 9788418791307