Forthcoming from Syracuse University Press: Respectability and Reform: Irish American Women’s Activism, 1880-1920

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Respectability and Reform: Irish American Women’s Activism, 1880–1920

Tara M. McCarthy
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“Respectability and Reform dramatically shifts our understanding of Irish American women’s lives and deserves a wide readership not just by those interested in Irish American history but in American history more generally.”—Ely M. Janis, author of A Greater Ireland: The Land League and Transatlantic Nationalism in Gilded Age America

“McCarthy elegantly connects the quest of Irish American women for respectability with their activism on behalf of their community.”—Hasia R. Diner, author of Erin’s Daughters in America

“McCarthy has broken new ground by unearthing women such as Maud Malone, who was well known in her time.”—Margaret Lynch-Brennan, author of The Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in America, 1840–1930