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
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Chiefly among women : the old faith, the new woman, and the creation of a usable past
  • Enlarging our lives : higher education, Americanism, and Trinity College for Catholic women
  • The wageless work of paradise : Catholic sisters, professionalization, and the school question
  • The morbid consciousness of womanhood : Catholicism, antisuffrage, and the limits of sisterhood.