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Across God's frontiers : Catholic sisters in the American West, 1850-1920

Author: Anne M Butler
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
Series: JSTOR EBA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roman Catholic sisters first travelled to the American West as providers of social services, education, and medical assistance. Butler traces the ways in which sisters challenged and reconfigured contemporary ideas about women, work, religion, and the West; moreover, she demonstrates how religious life became a vehicle for increasing women's agency and power. Moving to the West introduced significant changes for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Butler, Anne M., 1938-
Across God's frontiers.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012005083
(OCoLC)778990721
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne M Butler
ISBN: 9781469601618 1469601613 9780807837542 0807837547
OCLC Number: 812925871
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 424 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Nuns for the West --
Travels --
The labor --
The finances --
Contests for control --
A woman for the West: Mother Katharine Drexel --
Ethnic intersections --
Nuns of the West.
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Responsibility: Anne M. Butler.

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Roman Catholic sisters first travelled to the American West as providers of social services, education, and medical assistance. In Across God's Frontiers, Anne M. Butler traces the ways in which  Read more...

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Cogently argued and elegantly written. . . . Across God's Frontiers will call deserved attention to the contributions of vowed women to both their church and their region.--The History of Women Read more...

 
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