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Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries and the Nation’s Architecture of Containment

James M. Smith’s book, Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries and the Nation’s Architecture of Containment (2007) fills a significant gap in research about the Magdalen laundries and their impact on Irish society. Frances Finnegan’s Do Penance or Perish (2001) has also tackled the subject, but her study is confined to the Good Shepherd asylums that operated inContinue reading “Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries and the Nation’s Architecture of Containment”