Women and philanthropy in nineteenth-century Ireland
Luddy, Maria. (1996) Women and philanthropy in nineteenth-century Ireland. Voluntas, Vol.7 (No.4). pp. 350-364. ISSN 0957-8765Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02354158
Religion played a major role in directing the philanthropy of Irish women in the nineteenth century. The most extensive systems of welfare were provided by Catholic female religious communities, but substantial and extensive charity was also provided by Protestant denominations. There was much rivalry between Catholic and Protestant charity workers, particularly in work relating to orphaned and destitute children. While the denominational basis of charity work prevented women of different religious persuasions from working together as philanthropists, lay Catholic women were profoundly affected by the limits placed on their activities by nuns. Lay Catholic women had no major tradition of organising in institutions or societies for charity work and, in consequence, the experience of organising for social change came later to Catholic women than it did to Protestant women. Catholic women were slow not only to join reform organisations but also to campaign for changes in social legislation or to demand suffrage.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Women philanthropists -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century, Women social reformers -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Voluntas|
|Publisher:||Springer New York LLC|
|Page Range:||pp. 350-364|
|Version or Related Resource:||Luddy, M. (2001). Women and philanthropy in nineteenth-century Ireland. In : Hayes, A. and Urquhart, D., eds., The Irish women's history reader. London : Routledge. pp. 199-202.|
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