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Common threads : a cultural history of clothing in American Catholicism

Author: Sally Dwyer-McNulty
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 1 [edition]View all editions and formats
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A well-illustrated cultural history of the apparel worn by American Catholics, Sally Dwyer-McNulty's Common threads reveals the transnational origins and homegrown significance of clothing in developing identity, unity, and a sense of respectability for a major religious group that had long struggled for its footing in a Protestant-dominated society often openly hostile to Catholics. Focusing on those who wore the
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Dwyer-McNulty
ISBN: 9781469614090 146961409X 9781469642239 (pbk. ; 1469642239 (pbk. ; 1469614103 9781469614106 9781469615493 1469615495
OCLC Number: 860944069
Description: xiii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. The origins and significance of Catholic clothing in America --
The clothes make the man : clerical and liturgical garmenture, 1830s-1930s --
Women religious on American soil : adaptation or authority in nineteenth-century America --
School uniforms : a new look for Catholic girls --
Outfitting the mystical body of Christ : apparel and activism --
Tearing at the seams : the clothes no longer fit --
Epilogue. Beyond the 1970s.
Responsibility: Sally Dwyer-McNulty.

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Contributes not just to U.S. Catholic history but also to the cultural history of clothing more broadly"". - Journal of American History""Dwyer-McNulty traces how religious dress evolved in Read more...

 
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