The Banshees: A Literary History of Irish American Women Writers

Sally Barr Ebest

Edition: Cloth $39.95

ISBN: 978-0-8156-3330-3

The Banshees examines Irish-American writers’ roles in protecting women’s sovereignty, rights, and reputations. Each chapter in the book details the progress and setbacks of Irish American women during different decades by examining key themes in their novels and memoirs contextualized within a discussion of contemporary feminism, Catholicism, Irish American history, American politics, and society.