Respectability and Reform: Irish American Women's Activism with Dr. Tara McCarthy

Dr. McCarthy discusses the evolution of women’s activism in the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, emphasizing the particular role of Irish American women in the politics of reform through the interlinked lenses of Irish nationalism, labor, and suffrage. She brings together women of moderate and radical activism across the themes of labour, suffrage, and nationalism, highlighting the varied experiences of Irish American women of different classes, ages, and geographies. 

Dr. McCarthy is on the faculty at Central Michigan University. She received her doctorate at the University of Rochester in the fall of 2005.