New Women of the Old Faith: Gender and American Catholicism in the Progressive Era (New edition)

New Women of the Old Faith: Gender and American Catholicism in the Progressive Era (New edition)

By: Kathleen Sprows Cummings (author)Paperback

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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; and Katherine Eleanor Conway, a Boston editor, public figure, and antisuffragist. Cummings uses each woman's story to explore how debates over Catholic identity were intertwined with the renegotiation of American gender roles.

About Author

Kathleen Sprows Cummings is assistant professor of American studies and associate director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780807871522
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780807871522
  • ISBN10: 0807871524
  • edition: New edition

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