Irlandia kobiet. Początki irlandzkiego ruchu kobiecego.
Ireland of women. The origins of the Irish women’s movement.
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The aim of this article is to familiarize the Polish readers the most important events in the history of the beginnings of feminism in Ireland. The autor assumes that history, making heroes of events only male political, military and religious leaders, is one of those scientific discipline that significantly ignore the achievements of women. She focuses on herstory of Irish women – the first social activists, politicians, feminists and nationalists, at the same time retains the important historical context of their activity. Using the English-language literature dedicated to research of the history of Irish women, enriches Polish publications of authors rarely invoked or absent in Polish literature. The text contains information about the first Irish women’ organizations from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, such as Ladies’ Land League, Daughters of Erin and Irish Women Workers’ Union. An important context of their activity is the evolution of the Irish independence movement, which was formed by many women too. As the author assumed, the article may provide a basis for further discussion of the history of the Irish women’s movement and its current status. Among quoted authors are such well-known researchers of Irish history, as Maria Luddy and Margaret Mac Curtain.
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