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Author: Lindsey Earner-Byrne

Title: The Rape of Mary M.

Subtitle: A Microhistory of Sexual Violence and Moral Redemption in 1920s Ireland

Journal: Journal of the History of Sexuality

Volume: 24

Issue: 1

Year: January 2015

Pages: 75-98

ISSN: 1043-4070 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1535-3605 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | European History: Irish History | Cases: Victims / Mary M.; Types: Wartime Rape / Irish Civil War; Victims: Rape Children



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Author: Lindsey Earner-Byrne, School of History, University College Dublin


  The Woman and Her "Epistolary Self" (p. 79)
  The Meaning and Context of Rape (p. 81)
  The Status of Unmarried Mothers (p. 89)
  Maternal Love and Illegitimate Infants (p. 96)
  Conclusion: History and the Silencing of Sexual Violence (p. 97)
  About the Author (p. 98)

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of Ireland | Pregnancy: Pregnancy from rape | Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence | War: Irish Civil War