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New Women of the Old Faith: Gender and American Catholicism in the Progressive Era

Kathleen Sprows Cummings


American Catholic women rarely surface as protagonists in histories of the United States. Offering a new perspective, this book places Catholic women at the forefront of two defining developments of the Progressive Era: the emergence of the “New Woman”; and Catholics' struggle to define their place in American culture. It highlights four women: Chicago-based journalist Margaret Buchanan Sullivan; Sister Julia McGroarty, SND, founder of Trinity College in Washington, D.C., one of the first Catholic women's colleges; Philadelphia educator Sister Assisium McEvoy, SSJ; and Katherine Eleanor Conway ... More

Keywords: American Catholic women, Progressive Era, New Woman, American culture, Margaret Buchanan Sullivan, Sister Julia McGroarty, Sister Assisium McEvoy, Katherine Eleanor Conway

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832493
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807889848_cummings


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, author