Irish Women of Resilience with Henry Powell - Osher Online Lecture Series

7/2/2020; 57 minutes

Scholar Henry Powell, MD discusses Irish women who showed great resilience in overcoming social and political difficulties in the first century of Irish independence. Powell surveys women's struggles during the Irish war of independence (the Rebel Countess: Constance Markiewicz); Irish women artists of international distinction; Irish writers such as Elizabeth Bowen; Irish leaders in the struggle for reproductive freedom; and Irish women who used journalism, social science and community history to bring to light huge injustices due to an unholy partnership between Church and State. Their efforts made Ireland a better nation as the long arc of its first century comes to a close. Recorded on 06/05/2020. (#35994)

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