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Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Frances Finnegan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book traces the development of Ireland's Magdalen Asylums, which are the homes that were founded in the mid-nineteenth century for the detention of prostitutes undergoing reform. The inmates of ... More


Introduction

Frances Finnegan

in Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The two major responses to prostitution in nineteenth-century Britain were the so called Rescue or Penitentiary Movement, and the Contagious Diseases legislation. In Ireland, admittedly, women had ... More


Epilogue

Frances Finnegan

in Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Mother St. Euphrasia Pelletier, the Foundress and first Superior-General of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd of Angers, was beatified in 1933. A total of 9,556 Good ... More


Regulating Sexuality: Women in Twentieth-century Northern Ireland

Leanne Mccormick

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076640
eISBN:
9781781702666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076640.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This is an examination of the attempts to regulate female sexuality in twentieth-century Northern Ireland from the 1900s to the 1960s. Using a range of archive material, it opens up areas of a ... More


Leprosy and Colonialism: Suriname Under Dutch Rule, 1750-1950

Stephen Snelders

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526112996
eISBN:
9781526128485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526112996.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Leprosy and colonialism investigates the history of leprosy in the colony of Suriname in the Dutch Caribbean within the context of colonial power and racial conflict - from the plantation economy and ... More


Scarlet Fever

Anne Hardy

in The Epidemic Streets: Infectious Diseases and the Rise of Preventive Medicine 1856–1900

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203773
eISBN:
9780191675966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203773.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Scarlet fever was one of the first diseases to have an active preventive policy directed against it, and for some late nineteenth-century observers it came to represent a great triumph of preventive ... More


Medicalising enthusiasm

Lionel Laborie

in Enlightening Enthusiasm: Prophecy and religious experience in early eighteenth-century England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089886
eISBN:
9781526104007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089886.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 6 explores the medical debate on the nature and causes of religious enthusiasm that emerged with the scientific revolution. As Anglican ministers and divines increasingly resorted to a ... More


Reforming the ‘Fallen’: Voluntary Organisations, Probation and the Informal Regulation of Prostitution

Louise Settle

in Sex for Sale in Scotland: Prostitution in Edinburgh and Glasgow, 1900-1939

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400008
eISBN:
9781474422543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400008.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter focus on the informal regulation of prostitution by examining the role of religious voluntary organisations in ‘rescuing fallen women’. Instead of punishing women who were caught ... More


Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness through New Therapeutic Approaches

Vicky Long

in Destigmatising mental illness?: Professional politics and public education in Britain, 1870-1970

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719085819
eISBN:
9781781706404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085819.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Tracing innovations in mental healthcare policy and practice in Britain from the late nineteenth century through to the 1970s, this chapter reflects upon the intimate relationship between ... More


‘Battleground in the jungle’: the Batavia leprosy asylum in the age of slavery

Stephen Snelders

in Leprosy and Colonialism: Suriname Under Dutch Rule, 1750-1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526112996
eISBN:
9781526128485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526112996.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Batavia leprosy asylum served to segregate the poor and the slaves among the Surinamese leprosy sufferers. Here the colonial government entered into a working relationship with the Catholic ... More


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