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.

272 pages, trade paperback

$19.95

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