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Catholic Nuns and the Making of America

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Author: Fialka, John J.
ISBN:978-0-312-32596-1
Publication Date:Jan 2004
Publisher:St. Martin's Press
Imprint:Saint Martin's Griffin
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $27.99
Book Description:

In the 1800s, nuns moved west with the frontier, building hospitals and schools in immigrant communities. They provided aid during the Chicago fire, cared for orphans and prostitutes during the California Gold Rush, and brought professional nursing skills to field hospitals on both sides of the Civil War.

In the 1900s, nuns built the nation's largest private school and hospital systems, and brought the Catholic Church into the Civil Rights movement. As their numbers began to...
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Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Religious
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.86 Inches
Book Weight:1.078 Pounds



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