Cumann Na MBan and the Irish Revolution

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Collins Press, 2007 - History - 276 pages
Cumann na mBan, a women's support group to the Irish Volunteers, was founded in 1914. Nationalist in outlook, its aims centered on arming Irish men, generating propaganda, and presenting a united Irish opposition to English rule. The Free State government's awareness of Cumann na mBan's assistance to the IRA after the 1916 Rising resulted in large-scale imprisonment of republican women during the Civil War. But, for a time at least, Cumann na mBan had placed equality for women on the political agenda and demonstrated women could be as politically active and capable as men.

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Historical Background Origins and Foundation
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Consolidation Expansion and the Preservation of Unity
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Cumann na mBan and the Rising
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