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9780312325961

Sisters Catholic Nuns and the Making of America

Sisters Catholic Nuns and the Making of America
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312325961
  • ISBN: 0312325967
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

AUTHOR

Fialka, John J.

SUMMARY

Praise forSisters "Sisters's strength is Fialka's ability to put flesh and blood into the accounts of the lives and work of sisters and to show through these lives the immense contribution to American society." ---National Catholic Reporter "Fialka tells [the nuns'] story passionately, analyzing their remarkable contributions to education, health care, social reform, and civil rights." ---San Francisco Chronicle "Fialka is bent on recovering those thrilling days of yesteryear when flocks of sisters . . . pushed beyond the settled boundaries of nineteenth-century America to aid in the civilizing of a continent." ---Kenneth L. Woodward,The New York Times Book Review "In a book as sweeping as its title, John J. Fialka lays out the major role of Catholic nuns in the building of our nation." ---Providence Journal "[Sistersis a] well sourced and often sparkling narrative about legions of spirited and spiritual Catholic sisters." ---Washington PostFialka, John J. is the author of 'Sisters Catholic Nuns and the Making of America', published 2004 under ISBN 9780312325961 and ISBN 0312325967.

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