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All Good Books Are Catholic Books
Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America
Una M. Cadegan shows how the Catholic Church’s official position on literary culture developed from World War I to Vatican II in 1965.
Ballots and Bibles
Ethnic Politics and the Catholic Church in Providence
By the mid-nineteenth century, Providence, Rhode Island, an early industrial center, became a magnet for Catholic immigrants seeking jobs. The city created as a haven for Protestant dissenters was transformed by the arrival of Italian, Irish, and...
Catholics and Contraception
An American History
As Americans rethought sex in the twentieth century, the Catholic Church's teachings on the divisive issue of contraception in marriage were in many ways central. In a fascinating history, Leslie Woodcock Tentler traces changing attitudes: from the...
Catholics in the American Century
Recasting Narratives of U.S. History
Refocusing the narrative of 20th-century America on the Catholic presence in the United States.
Claiming the City
Politics, Faith, and the Power of Place in St. Paul
Are Minneapolis and St. Paul "Twin Cities" in proximity only? How can two cities, spoken of so often in one breath, differ so greatly in their histories and characteristics? Claiming the City traces the contours of St. Paul's "civic identity" to show...
Habits of Devotion
Catholic Religious Practice in Twentieth-Century America
In Habits of Devotion, four senior scholars take the measure of the central religious practices and devotions that by the middle of the twentieth century defined the "ordinary, week-to-week religion" of the majority of American Catholics.
Horizons of the Sacred
Mexican Traditions in U.S. Catholicism
Horizons of the Sacred explores the distinctive worldview underlying the faith and lived religion of Catholics of Mexican descent living in the United States. Religious practices, including devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, celebration of the Day of...
On the Irish Waterfront
The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York
The real story of gangsters, politicians, longshoremen, union leaders, and Catholic priests that informed the classic 1954 film, On the Waterfront.