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Irish Women Fleeing the Motherland (Ireland's Past Oppression of Women) [Kindle Edition]

Hugh Heathwood
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In 1951 Hugh Heathwood's mother left Ireland aged just 17 years, in search of a better life. She arrived in England jobless, penniless and homeless, desperate to escape her impoverished and oppressive life back in her home town of Thurles in County Tipperary. This book investigates why millions of Irish women, for the past two centuries, were desperate to find a better life for themselves overseas.Countries such as the United Kingdom, the USA , Australia and New Zealand offered women hope and freedom.. Heathwood uncovers a state conspiracy to oppress women through all aspects of daily life, from cradle to grave.He demonstrates how Irish society for centuries has been under the cruel backward influence of the Irish Catholic Church and colonial control of the British state. This book travels back and forth in time revealing the shocking truth of why women fled Ireland in such vast numbers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 197 KB
  • Print Length: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Bluewater Books (3 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0095ZR572
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #857,545 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read 16 Feb. 2013
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Having spent sometime in Eire I agree with the author about the misogynistic power of the Church and hope that the power it holds will subside.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's Ok 11 April 2013
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I liked the topic. It was interesting to see why Irish women were moving out of the Motherland. I'll recommend it.
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