New women of the old faith : gender and American Catholicism in the progressive era / Kathleen Sprows Cummings.

American Catholic women rarely surface as protagonists in histories of the United States. Offering a new perspective, Kathleen Sprows Cummings places Catholic women at the forefront of two defining developments of the Progressive Era: the emergence of the "New Woman" and Catholics' st...

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Main Author: Cummings, Kathleen Sprows
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
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Summary:American Catholic women rarely surface as protagonists in histories of the United States. Offering a new perspective, Kathleen Sprows Cummings places Catholic women at the forefront of two defining developments of the Progressive Era: the emergence of the "New Woman" and Catholics' struggle to define their place in American culture. Cummings highlights four women: Chicago-based journalist Margaret Buchanan Sullivan; Sister Julia McGroarty, SND, founder of Trinity College in Washington, D.C., one of the first Catholic women's colleges; Philadelphia educator Sister Assisium McEvoy, SSJ
Physical Description:1 online resource (xvii, 278 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-261) and index.
ISBN:9780807889848
0807889849
9781469605999
1469605996
Language:English.