Catholic Nuns and the Making of America
||Fialka, John J.|
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
| Book Format:||Ebook|
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| Book Description: |
Sisters is the first major history of the pivotal role played by nuns in the building of American society. Nuns were the first feminists, argues Fialka. They became the nation's first cadre of independent, professional women. Some nursed, some taught, and many created and managed new charitable organizations, including large hospitals and colleges.
In the 1800s nuns moved west with the frontier, often starting the first hospitals and schools in immigrant communities....