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Catholics in the American Century: Recasting Narratives of U.S. History

R. Scott Appleby and Kathleen Sprows Cummings


Over the course of the twentieth century, Catholics, who make up a quarter of the population of the United States, made significant contributions to American culture, politics, and society. They built powerful political machines in Chicago, Boston, and New York; led influential labor unions; created the largest private school system in the nation; and established a vast network of hospitals, orphanages, and charitable organizations. Yet in both scholarly and popular works of history, the distinctive presence and agency of Catholics as Catholics is almost entirely absent. This book brings toget ... More

Keywords: Catholics, American culture, American politics, American society, gender relations, Catholicism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451409
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451409.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. Scott Appleby, editor
University of Notre Dame

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, editor