By R. Scott Appleby,Kathleen Sprows Cummings
Over the process the 20 th century, Catholics, who make up 1 / 4 of the inhabitants of the us, made major contributions to American tradition, politics, and society. They outfitted robust political machines in Chicago, Boston, and ny; led influential exertions unions; created the most important inner most college approach within the kingdom; and validated an unlimited community of hospitals, orphanages, and charitable corporations. but in either scholarly and well known works of background, the specific presence and company of Catholics as Catholics is nearly completely absent.
In this publication, R. Scott Appleby and Kathleen Sprows Cummings compile 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 kinfolk, raised young children, thought of battle and peace, navigated the office 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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