This month we have three copies of Winning the Vote for Women: The Irish Citizen newspaper and the suffrage movement in Ireland by Louise Ryan from the University of Sheffield ready to giveaway.
The campaign for women’s votes in Ireland coincided with the nationalist movement, the First World War, the rise of the trade union movement, the cultural revival and, of course, the 1916 Rising. It culminated in 1918, with Ireland electing the first woman to parliament in London.
However, the Irish suffrage movement was not a single-issue group. It did not merely campaign for votes, but also presented a feminist critique of the plight of Irish women in early twentieth-century society. The Irish Citizen newspaper, as the voice of the suffrage movement, provides an important insight into the various campaigns and concerns of this fascinating movement.
The paper was self-consciously feminist, and, in addition to covering the major events of this tumultuous period, it addressed taboo subjects like rape, domestic violence and child abuse. This book brings together extracts from the paper with analysis, commentary and informative contextual background. First published in 1996, this new edition has been comprehensively updated and revised.
If you are interested in receiving one of these free copies, please email BSA Membership with your name and postal address and we will pick five winners at random in September. Please note that you must be a BSA member to enter this book draw. If you aren't a member and would like to find out how to become one and see what other benefits are available to you, please visit the Membership section on the BSA website.
Thank you to everyone that entered last month’s free giveaway of Two books to five people from the Little Quick Fixes series SAGE. We are pleased to announce that the five winners were Kate Haddow, Natalie-Anne Hall, Owen McGill, Sophie Smith and Maria Zubair. Congratulations to you all.