Catholics in the American Century: Recasting Narratives of by R. Scott Appleby,Kathleen Sprows Cummings

By R. Scott Appleby,Kathleen Sprows Cummings

Over the process the 20th century, Catholics, who make up 1 / 4 of the inhabitants of the U.S., made major contributions to American tradition, politics, and society. They outfitted strong political machines in Chicago, Boston, and ny; led influential exertions unions; created the most important inner most university approach within the kingdom; and tested an unlimited community of hospitals, orphanages, and charitable businesses. but in either scholarly and renowned works of heritage, the distinct presence and service provider of Catholics as Catholics is nearly totally absent.

In this booklet, R. Scott Appleby and Kathleen Sprows Cummings collect American historians of race, politics, social thought, exertions, and gender to handle this lacuna, detailing in cogent and wide-ranging essays how Catholics negotiated gender family, raised little ones, thought of conflict and peace, navigated the place of work and undefined, and imagined their position within the nationwide fable of origins and ends. a protracted late corrective, Catholics within the American Century restores Catholicism to its rightful position within the American story.

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