296 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 18 illus., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-7152-2
Published: August 2010
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-8984-8
Published: February 2009
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Awards & distinctions
2010 Catholic Press Association Awards: Second place in Education; Honorable Mention in History; Third place in Gender Issues
About the Author
Kathleen Sprows Cummings is assistant professor of American studies and associate director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame.
For more information about Kathleen Sprows Cummings, visit the Author Page.
"A timely, enlightening book--required reading for those who wish to understand the religious landscape of the Progressive Era and the historical background of today's culture wars. Highly recommended."--Choice
"Fascinating. . . . Will assuredly appeal to anyone interested in the story of American Catholicism and the growth of the American immigrant church. . . . A fresh perspective on the struggles [of] Catholic women."--America
"This well-written and finely nuanced book makes an important contribution to scholarship in Catholic history and American women's history."--The Catholic Historical Review
"Elegantly written. . . . This volume takes us to places we have never been before."--American Catholic Studies
"An enjoyable read. . . . Cummings has exhausted scores of manuscript collections, newspapers, and secondary sources to construct a lively narrative that enhances our understanding of American women during the Progressive Era."--Journal of American History
"Clear prose and sophisticated analysis. . . . Cummings' careful analysis encourages historians of women to consider the limits of the Second-Wave narrative."--Reviews in American History
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