Margaret McCoubrey

Margaret McCoubrey

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Margaret McCoubrey (1880-1955) was an Irish suffragist and active participant of the co-operative movement. She was born in Elderslie, near Glasgow in Scotland. McCoubrey married an Irish trade unionist and moved to Belfast. There, she joined the British Women's Social and Political Union (WPSU), travelling to London as a representative of women in the north of Ireland. She joined the Irish Women's Suffrage Society in 1910, and was an active militant. The theme of self-sacrifice was paramount amongst suffragettes and Margaret McCoubrey claimed that suffragettes were continuing an Irish tradition of violent protest. At the outbreak of the First World War, she disagreed with the WSPU's orders to cease agitation, and instead founded a branch of the Irish Women's Suffrage Society in Belfast. She joined the peace movement and gave refuge to conscientious objectors. At that time, the majority of women in Ulster perceived pacifism as unpatriotic and female suffrage as unimportant in comparison with the dangers threatening wartime Europe. As a result, only a few suffragists remained active during the War.
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136651211
  • 9786136651217