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Ballots & Bibles : ethnic politics and the Catholic Church in Providence, Evelyn Savidge Sterne

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Ballots & Bibles : ethnic politics and the Catholic Church in Providence
Title
Ballots & Bibles
Title remainder
ethnic politics and the Catholic Church in Providence
Statement of responsibility
Evelyn Savidge Sterne
Title variation
Ballots and Bibles
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: By the mid-nineteenth century, Providence, Rhode Island, an early industrial center, became a magnet for Catholic immigrants seeking jobs. The city created as a haven for Protestant dissenters was transformed by the arrival of Italian, Irish, and French-Canadian workers. By 1905, more than half of its population was Catholic'Rhode Island was the first state in the nation to have a Catholic majority. Civic leaders, for whom Protestantism was an essential component of American identity, systematically sought to exclude the city2s Catholic immigrants from participation in public life, most flagrantly by restricting voting rights. Through her account of the newcomers2 fight for political inclusion, Evelyn Savidge Sterne offers a fresh perspective on the nationwide struggle to define American identity at the turn of the twentieth century. In a departure from standard histories of immigrants and workers in the United States, Ballots and Bibles views religion as a critical tool for new Americans seeking to influence public affairs. In Providence, this book demonstrates, Catholics used their parishes as political organizing spaces. Here they learned to be speakers and leaders, eventually orchestrating a successful response to Rhode Island2s Americanization campaigns and claiming full membership in the nation. The Catholic Church must, Sterne concludes, be considered as powerful an engine for ethnic working-class activism from the 1880s until the 1930s as the labor union or the political machine
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
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Sterne, Evelyn Savidge
Dewey number
322/.1/09745209034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1418.P76
LC item number
S74 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cushwa Center studies of Catholicism in twentieth-century America
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  • Catholic Church
  • Immigrants
  • Catholics
  • Christianity and politics
  • Christianity and politics
  • Providence (R.I.)
  • Providence (R.I.)
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Ballots & Bibles : ethnic politics and the Catholic Church in Providence, Evelyn Savidge Sterne
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-287) and index
Contents
The limits of electoral politics -- The potential of Catholic activism -- The flowering of Catholic politics
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 294 p.
Isbn
9780801441172
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003011983
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u1580691-01umb_inst
  • 1159014
  • (OCoLC)702180005
Label
Ballots & Bibles : ethnic politics and the Catholic Church in Providence, Evelyn Savidge Sterne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-287) and index
Contents
The limits of electoral politics -- The potential of Catholic activism -- The flowering of Catholic politics
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 294 p.
Isbn
9780801441172
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003011983
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u1580691-01umb_inst
  • 1159014
  • (OCoLC)702180005

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