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Ascendancy Women and Elementary Education in Ireland

Educational Provision for Poor Children, 1788 - 1848

Authors: O'Sullivan, Eilís

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  • Provides the first book to explore the involvement of Irish Ascendancy women with educational provision for poor children
  • Draws on in-depth case studies of six Ascendancy women
  • Highlights the contributions of Ascendancy women in international and literary contexts
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About this book

This book outlines the lives of six female members of the Irish Ascendancy, and describes their involvement with educational provision for poor children in Ireland at the end of the long eighteenth century. It argues that these women were moved by empathy and by a sense of duty, and that they were motivated by political considerations, pragmatism and, especially, religious belief. The book highlights the women’s agency and locates their contribution in international and literary contexts; and by exploring sources and evidence not previously considered, it generates an enhanced understanding of Ascendancy women’s involvement with the provision of elementary education for poor Irish children. This book will appeal to scholars and researchers in the fields of Education and History of Education. It will also have broad appeal for those interested in Gender and Women’s Studies, in Georgian Ireland and in the history of Ascendancy families and estates.

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Eilís O’Sullivan lectures and supervises research on the history of education in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54639-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ascendancy Women and Elementary Education in Ireland
Book Subtitle
Educational Provision for Poor Children, 1788 - 1848
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54639-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54639-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54638-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85442-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 339
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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