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The valiant woman : the Virgin Mary in nineteenth-century American culture

Author: Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nineteenth-century America was rife with Protestant-fuelled anti-Catholicism. Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez reveals how Protestants nevertheless became surprisingly and deeply fascinated with the Virgin Mary. Documenting the Marian imagery that suffused popular visual and literary culture, Alvarez argues that Mary became a potent, shared exemplar of Christian womanhood around which Christians of all stripes rallied.
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Alvarez, Elizabeth Hayes.
Valiant woman
(DLC) 2015026762
(OCoLC)914257047
Named Person: Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint.
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez
ISBN: 9781469627434 1469627434 9781469627427 1469627426
OCLC Number: 940964344
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary : conflict and conversation, 1854-1855 --
The immaculate conception and the elevation of the feminine, 1855-1860s --
"The woman highly blessed" : Marian art and Anna Jameson's "great hope," 1850s-1870s --
Revitalizing church and culture : the Marian heroines of Anna Dorsey and Alexander Stewart Walsh, 1880s-1890s --
Queen of heaven and queen of the home : Mary and models of domestic queenship, 1880s-1900 --
Epilogue. The immaculate conception proclamation's semicentennial.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez.

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Nineteenth-century America was rife with Protestant-fuelled anti-Catholicism. Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez reveals how Protestants nevertheless became surprisingly and deeply fascinated with the Virgin Mary. Documenting the Marian imagery that suffused popular visual and literary culture, Alvarez argues that Mary became a potent, shared exemplar of Christian womanhood around which Christians of all stripes rallied.

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An important contribution to American religious and cultural history, and it reminds us that the history of nineteenth-century Protestant-Catholic relations is more complex than mere rivalry and Read more...

 
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