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Catholic Nuns and the Making of America

Sisters( )
Author: Fialka, John J.
Publication Date:Jan 2003
Publisher:St. Martin's Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
Book Description:

Sisters is the first major history of the pivotal role played by nuns in the building of American society. Nuns were the first feminists, argues Fialka. They became the nation's first cadre of independent, professional women. Some nursed, some taught, and many created and managed new charitable organizations, including large hospitals and colleges. In the 1800s nuns moved west with the frontier, often starting the first hospitals and schools in immigrant...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Christian Church / History
Religion / Christianity / Catholic
Religion / Monasticism
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.36 x 9.6 x 1.29 Inches
Book Weight:1.51 Pounds

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