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Author Finnegan, Frances.
Title Do penance or perish : Magdalen asylums in Ireland / Frances Finnegan.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.

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Series Online access with purchase: University Press scholarship online (Oxford scholarship online)
Subject Women -- Institutional care -- Ireland -- History.
Prostitutes -- Rehabilitation -- Ireland -- History.
Church work with prostitutes -- Ireland -- History.
Church work with prostitutes -- Catholic Church.
Unmarried mothers -- Institutional care -- Ireland -- History.
Reformatories for women -- Ireland -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Note Originally published: Piltown, Ireland: Congrave Press, 2001.
Summary Frances Finnegan traces the history of the Magdalen Asylums in Ireland, homes founded in the 19th century for the detention of prostitutes undergoing reform, but which later received unwed mothers, wayward girls & the mentally retarded, all of them put to work as forced labour in church-run laundries.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780199849901 (ebook)
0199849900 (ebook)
9780195174601 (pbk.)
0195174607
OCLC # 776942201
Additional Format Print version 9780195174601