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dc.contributor.advisorDickson, David
dc.contributor.authorRattigan, Clíona
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-03T13:41:22Z
dc.date.available2017-01-03T13:41:22Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationClíona Rattigan, 'Dark spots' in Irish society : unmarried motherhood, crime and prosecution in Ireland, 1900-1950', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of History, 2005, pp 433
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 8530
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/78602
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines unplanned pregnancy in Ireland during the first half of the twentieth century from the perspective of the unmarried women who feature in the judicial records of infanticide and abortion trials. Chapter one examines the existing scholarship on the history of unmarried motherhood in Ireland and argues that while official responses to the problem of single motherhood in post-independent Ireland have been analysed in depth, relatively little is known about the actual experiences of unmarried mothers during the first half of the twentieth century. This chapter suggests that the records of infanticide and abortion trials can provide a great deal of insight into the lives of unmarried women who were forced to deal with the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy between 1900 and 1950. The next three chapters (2, 3 and 4) analyse the records of infanticide trials involving single women and/or their relatives and male partners. Chapter 5 examines cases where unmarried English and Scottish women stood trial for infanticide or concealment of birth during the first half of the twentieth century and contrasts their treatment and experiences with their Irish counterparts.
dc.format1 volume
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of History
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://stella.catalogue.tcd.ie/iii/encore/record/C__Rb13387698
dc.subjectHistory, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin
dc.titleDark spots' in Irish society : unmarried motherhood, crime and prosecution in Ireland, 1900-1950
dc.typethesis
dc.type.supercollectionthesis_dissertations
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publications
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 433
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