- Author : Kathleen Sprows Cummings
- Release Date : 15 February 2009
- Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 296 pages
- ISBN 13 : 0807889849
Download or read book entitled New Women of the Old Faith by author: Kathleen Sprows Cummings which was release on 15 February 2009 and published by Univ of North Carolina Press with total page 296 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. American Catholic women rarely surface as protagonists in histories of the United States. Offering a new perspective, Kathleen Sprows Cummings places Catholic women at the forefront of two defining developments of the Progressive Era: the emergence of the "New Woman" and Catholics' struggle to define their place in American culture. Cummings highlights four women: Chicago-based journalist Margaret Buchanan Sullivan; Sister Julia McGroarty, SND, founder of Trinity College in Washington, D.C., one of the first Catholic women's colleges; Philadelphia educator Sister Assisium McEvoy, SSJ; and Katherine Eleanor Conway, a Boston editor, public figure, and antisuffragist. Cummings uses each woman's story to explore how debates over Catholic identity were intertwined with the renegotiation of American gender roles.