American Catholics: A History

April 21, 2020|
American Catholics: A History by Leslie Woodcock Tentler
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A sweeping history of American Catholicism from the arrival of the first Spanish missionaries to the present

This comprehensive survey of Catholic history in what became the United States spans nearly five hundred years, from the arrival of the first Spanish missionaries to the present. Distinguished historian Leslie Tentler explores lay religious practice and the impact of clergy on Catholic life and culture as she seeks to answer the question, What did it mean to be a “good Catholic” at particular times and in particular places?
 
In its focus on Catholics’ participation in American politics and Catholic intellectual life, this book includes in-depth discussions of Catholics, race, and the Civil War; Catholics and public life in the twentieth century; and Catholic education and intellectual life. Shedding light on topics of recent interest such as the role of Catholic women in parish and community life, Catholic reproductive ethics regarding birth control, and the Catholic church sex-abuse crisis, this engaging history provides an up-to-date account of the history of American Catholicism.
Leslie Woodcock Tentler is professor emerita in the department of history at the Catholic University of America and the author of Catholics and Contraception: An American History.
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Title:American Catholics: A HistoryFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:416 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.12 inShipping dimensions:416 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.12 inPublished:April 21, 2020Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300219644

ISBN - 13:9780300219647

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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