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Abstract

This paper explores the gendered constitution of Ulster's Solemn League and Covenant and the Ulster Women's Declaration, two documents that were instrumental in the Ulster unionist campaign against Irish Home Rule. Composed and circulated in 1912, these documents elucidated the Unionist platform while exposing the differences in gender roles inherent in Ulster's political and social spheres. Additionally, the two documents provided the basis for a Unionist militia that included both men and women, albeit in distinctive capacities. By examining the Covenant and Declaration, a more comprehensive understanding of the anti-Home Rule campaign can be fully realized.

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