Sacred Music As Sung in the Magdalen Asylum,Dublin (First Volume)
Dublin, George Allen. 1825, 1st Edition. Hardcover, Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Book, A RARE find.Full title: Arranged for voices and the Organ or Piano Forte adapted to the use of Churches and Private Families. price: sixteen shillings and three pence) a lot of money in 1825! .Beautifully printed with words. The book with several loose pages, good clean covers with all printing clean/clear. the spine loose with wear top/tail of spine but holding well.."Magdalene Laundries, also known as Mary Magdalene's asylums, were institutions from the 18th to the late 20th centuries ostensibly to house "fallen women", a term used to imply female sexual promiscuity or work in prostitution. However, most women entering these such laundries were in fact unmarried mothers and in many cases these women were forced into such institutions by the powers of the Catholic Church and even family members who did not want to live with the "shame" of having a woman in their home with a baby born outside of wedlock. Many of these "laundries" were effectively operated as penitentiary work-houses. The strict regimes in the institutions were often more severe than those found in the prisons; this contradicted the perceived outlook that they were meant to treat the women as opposed to punishing them. Controversially the men in society were never victimised for committing the same crime, of having an illegitimate child; they essentially got off scot-free. Laundries such as this operated throughout Europe and North America for much of the nineteenth and well into the twentieth century, the last one closing in 1996. The institutions were named after the Biblical figure Mary Magdalene, in earlier centuries characterised as a reformed prostitute." Guaranteed posting 24hrs from St Ives in Cornwall STL Please note extra postage outside the UK. Poor/No Jacket.
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