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American Catholics : A History of the Roman Catholic Community in the United States - James J. Hennesey

American Catholics

A History of the Roman Catholic Community in the United States

Paperback Published: 24th March 1983
ISBN: 9780195032680
Number Of Pages: 397

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Written by one of the foremost historians of American Catholicism, this book presents a comprehensive history of the Roman Catholic Church in America from colonial times to the present. Hennesey examines, in particular, minority Catholics and developments in the western part of the United States, a region often overlooked in religious histories.

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"Still the best single volume introduction to American Catholicism."--Rodger Payne, LSU "His narrative has both coherence and richness...especially with regard to such minority groups as native Americans, Latins, and blacks."--Theology Digest "Will remain a definitive study for years to come....Required reading for all students interested in American Church history."--Religious Resources

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 3
Spanish Americap. 9
New Francep. 23
Louisianap. 31
English America: Marylandp. 36
English America: Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Yorkp. 46
Revolutionp. 55
Organization of a Churchp. 69
The Failure of Carroll's Plansp. 89
The Era of the Common Manp. 101
Immigrants Become the Churchp. 116
Westward the Course of Empirep. 128
Abolition and Civil Warp. 143
Reconstructionp. 158
The Gilded Agep. 172
Growing Pains in the Catholic Communityp. 184
The End of the Beginningp. 204
So Certain and Set Apartp. 221
Catholicism Unbound: The Church of the Twentiesp. 234
We Shall Not Wither Up and Blow Awayp. 254
Cross and Flagp. 280
A Revolutionary Momentp. 307
Notesp. 333
Indexp. 377
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ISBN: 9780195032680
ISBN-10: 0195032683
Series: Galaxy Books
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 397
Published: 24th March 1983
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 14.28  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.35