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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Thomas H O'Connor
|ISBN:||1555533590 9781555533595 1555534333 9781555534332|
|Description:||xvi, 357 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||No Catholics Need Apply --
Strangers in the Land --
The Famine Years --
Growth and Assimilation --
A Changing Church --
A Sense of Solidarity --
Winds of Change --
Meeting the Future.
|Responsibility:||Thomas H. O'Connor.|
Placing his account of the Archdiocese within the context of national and regional events, O'Connor discusses Puritan Boston's animosity toward all things Roman Catholic, describes the inevitable clashes between native Bostonians and waves of Irish Catholic immigrants, and examines the rise of Catholics from oppressed minority to influential players in shaping the character of twentieth-century Boston. He also analyzes contemporary problems of ethnic diversity, declining attendance, diminishing vocations, and divisive social issues.