Ireland and the Magdalene Laundries: A Campaign for Justice
Between 1922 and 1996, over 10,000 girls and women were imprisoned in Magdalene Laundries, including those considered 'promiscuous', a burden to their families or the state, those who had been sexually abused or raised in the care of the Church and State, and unmarried mothers. These girls and women were subjected to forced labour as well as psychological and physical maltreatment.
Claire McGettrick (University College Dublin, Ireland); Katherine O'Donnell (University College Dublin); Maeve O'Rourke (NUI Galway, Ireland); James M. Smith; Mari Steed (Justice for Magdalenes)
- I.B. Tauris
- 304 pages
- United Kingdom
- British & Irish history