Eva Gore-Booth: An image of such politics

Eva Gore Booth An image of such politics This book illuminates the fascinating life of Eva Gore Booth Often lost in the shadow of her famous sister Constance Eva finally emerges as a key figure Historian Sonja Tiernan has written an exciti

  • Title: Eva Gore-Booth: An image of such politics
  • Author: Sonja Tiernan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This book illuminates the fascinating life of Eva Gore Booth Often lost in the shadow of her famous sister, Constance, Eva finally emerges as a key figure Historian Sonja Tiernan has written an exciting and vibrant life of this extraordinary woman, at once an intrepid feminist, pacifist and advocate for social justice.Professor Maria Luddy, University of Warwick ThiThis book illuminates the fascinating life of Eva Gore Booth Often lost in the shadow of her famous sister, Constance, Eva finally emerges as a key figure Historian Sonja Tiernan has written an exciting and vibrant life of this extraordinary woman, at once an intrepid feminist, pacifist and advocate for social justice.Professor Maria Luddy, University of Warwick This is the first dedicated biography of the radical Irish writer and political activist, Eva Gore Booth A vast body of material from private collections and state archives has been used to uncover this remarkable life history Born into West of Ireland Anglo Irish landed gentry, Gore Booth dramatically rejected her aristocratic heritage, choosing to live and work amongst the poorest classes in industrial Manchester Her pioneering work on behalf of barmaids, circus performers, flower sellers and pit brow lasses is traced here with clarity and enthusiasm The story of Gore Booths life is captivating and provides new insights into key political issues of early twentieth century Ireland and Britain A prolific author who enjoyed a place within W.B Yeats literary circle, Gore Booth also fostered a well deserved reputation as a determined and successful political activist, at one stage defeating no less an adversary than Winston Churchill This ground breaking book reveals Gore Booths experiences of militant pacifism during the Great War, her campaign to reprieve Roger Casements death sentence, her instrumental role in the fight for sexual equality in the English workplace and her unwavering struggle for Irish independence Her close bond with her sister, Countess Markievicz, an iconic and sometimes divisive Irish nationalist, offers the reader a new dimension into Markieviczs personal life Comprehensive and engaging, this book establishes Eva Gore Booth as a significant player in Irish and British politics and as a major figure in literary, womens and trade union history.

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