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Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington



“The authors have resurrected a person of great significance and stamina, whose contributions to the destiny of women in her time, and to Irish politics as a whole, surely cannot be overstated.”—SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

“A remarkable woman and a figure of considerable importance in the cause of Irish Nationalism.”—New York Times Book Review

“Recommended.”—Library Journal

“A revelatory resurrection. . . . An excellent biography of an exceptional, determined woman. Sheehy-Skeffington (1877–1946) disavowed her church—no light matter in the Ireland of her time—was considered a leftist, waged unceasing battles for women’s rights and for peaceful political solutions to her country.”—Publishers Weekly

“A well-written, carefully documented study. . . . Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington was a major figure in Ireland during a turbulent period, and this study helps clarify our picture of her and place her feminism within the context of other Irish reform efforts.”—American Historical Review

“A beautifully produced book, which is lucidly written and generously illustrated. . . . With this biography, Sheehy-Skeffington is assured of her rightful claim to posterity.”—Irish Literary Supplement

Leah Levenson was an independent scholar. She is the author of With Wooden Sword: A Portrait of Francis Sheehy-Skeffington, Militant Pacifist and The Four Seasons of Mary Lavin.

Jerry H. Natterstad is the author of Francis Stuart and T. S. Eliot: A Study of Religion in His Early Poetry.
Open access edition funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Open Book Program.