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The Resource At home in the revolution : what women said and did in 1916, Lucy McDiarmid

At home in the revolution : what women said and did in 1916, Lucy McDiarmid

Label
At home in the revolution : what women said and did in 1916
Title
At home in the revolution
Title remainder
what women said and did in 1916
Statement of responsibility
Lucy McDiarmid
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On Monday morning 24 April 1916, Catherine Byrne jumped through a window on the side of the GPO on O'Connell Street to join the Irish revolution; Mairead Ní Cheallaigh served breakfast to Patrick and Willie Pearse, their last home-cooked meal, and then went out to set up an emergency hospital with members of Cumann na mBan; Máire Nic Shiubhlaigh persuaded Thomas MacDonagh to let her into the garrison at Jacob's Biscuit Factory; and Elsie Mahaffy, daughter of the Provost of Trinity, was in her bedroom 'completing her toilet' when her sister came in to tell her that 'the Sinn Féiners had risen.' At Home in the Revolution derives its material from women's own accounts of the Easter Rising, interpreted broadly to include also the Howth gun-running and events that took place over the summer of 1916 in Ireland. These eye-witness narratives -- diaries, letters, memoirs, autobiographies, and official witness statements -- were written by nationalists and unionists, Catholics and Protestants, women who felt completely at home in the garrisons, cooking for the men and treating their wounds, and women who stayed at home during the Rising. The book's focus is on the kind of episode usually ignored by traditional historians: cooking with bayonets, arguing with priests, resisting sexual harassment, soothing a female prostitute, doing sixteen-hand reels in Kilmainham Gaol, or disagreeing with Prime Minister Asquith about the effect of the Rising on Dublin's architecture. The women's 'small behaviours', to use Erving Goffman's term, reveal social change in process, not the official history of manifestos and legislation, but the unofficial history of access to a door or a leap through a window; they show how issues of gender were negotiated in a time of revolution. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDiarmid, Lucy
Dewey number
941.50821082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1600.3
LC item number
.M34 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Ireland
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Military participation
  • Women
  • Ireland
Label
At home in the revolution : what women said and did in 1916, Lucy McDiarmid
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Provision for girls' -- Mary Spring Rice, Elsie Mahaffy and domestic space -- Flirtation and courtship -- Women and male authority -- Women among women -- The Kilmainham farewell -- Emotions 1916 -- Working the revolution
Control code
959834025
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 285 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781908996985
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40025970308
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1g6bd0b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959834025
Label
At home in the revolution : what women said and did in 1916, Lucy McDiarmid
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Provision for girls' -- Mary Spring Rice, Elsie Mahaffy and domestic space -- Flirtation and courtship -- Women and male authority -- Women among women -- The Kilmainham farewell -- Emotions 1916 -- Working the revolution
Control code
959834025
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 285 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781908996985
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40025970308
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1g6bd0b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959834025

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