1st Edition

Highly Respectable and Accomplished Ladies
Catholic Women Religious in America, 1790-1850

ISBN 9781138118843
Published March 5, 2019 by Routledge
330 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1988. This study examines women religious in the American community in the first half of the nineteenth century. The primary aim of this research was to determine who the women were who entered eight religious communities, and whether there was any clear relationship between who they were and their choice of community. This title will be of interest to students of history and religious studies.

Table of Contents

Preface;  Introduction;  1. New Institutions for a New Nation  2. These New Sisterhoods – Catholic and American  3. Who Were These Interesting Individuals?  4. Education: 1799-1850 5 . "Charitable Exercises";  Conclusions;  Appendices

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