Across God's frontiers : Catholic sisters in the American West, 1850-1920 (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roman Catholic sisters first traveled to the American West as providers of social services, education, and medical assistance. Anne 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. --Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne M Butler
ISBN: 9780807835654 080783565X
OCLC Number: 778990721
Description: xxi, 424 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
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 --
Conclusion : Nuns and wests : melding.
Responsibility: Anne M. Butler.
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