Catholics in New York: Society, Culture, and Politics, 1808-1946 / Edition 1 by Terry Golway | 9780823229048 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Catholics in New York: Society, Culture, and Politics, 1808-1946 / Edition 1

Catholics in New York: Society, Culture, and Politics, 1808-1946 / Edition 1

by Terry Golway
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823229041

ISBN-13: 9780823229048

Pub. Date: 06/16/2008

Publisher: Fordham University Press

This lavishly illustrated book chronicles the history, growth, and extraordinary legacy of New York's largest Christian denomination.Co-published with the Museum of the City of New York as a companion to its exhibition on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Archdiocese of New York, this book brings together rare images and original

Overview

This lavishly illustrated book chronicles the history, growth, and extraordinary legacy of New York's largest Christian denomination.Co-published with the Museum of the City of New York as a companion to its exhibition on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Archdiocese of New York, this book brings together rare images and original essays to explore the key dimensions of the Catholic experience in New York.Here is a fascinating pictorial record of Catholic struggles and triumphs, and thirteen insightful essays that trace the story of Catholic New York-from people, parishes, and traditions to the schools, hospitals, and other institutions that helped shape the metropolis. The struggles of generations of immigrants and their descendents against prejudice bear fruit in the remarkable ascendance of Catholics in the city's politics.From the emblematic account of one Manhattan parish's life across generations of neighborhood change to fresh perspectives on the extraordinary impact of Catholic institutional life on the making of the city, the essays range widely. There's a personal refl ection by Pete Hamill on growing up Catholic as well as revealing explorations of the Catholic presence in all corners of New York's social, political, cultural, and educational worlds. Catholic leaders such as Dorothy Day, Al Smith, and Mother Cabrini come to life in other essays. An afterword offers a look at Catholic New York facing new realities of race, ethnic change, and suburbanization after World War II.Blending memorable images with insightful commentary, Catholics in New York tells not just the story of the city's largest community of faith, but offers a new telling of what is for everyone a classic New York story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823229048
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
06/16/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Director's Foreword   Susan Henshaw Jones     8
Introduction   Terry Golway     11
Catholic New Yorkers: Family, Parish, & Community
Confessions of A 'Retired' Catholic   Pete Hamill     23
A Separate Feast: The Italian Influence on Catholic New York   Mary Elizabeth Brown     27
A People Set Apart: The Church Grows in Brooklyn...and Queens   Patrick J. McNamara     41
St. Brigid's Parish: A Pilgrim Church for an Immigrant People   David Gibson     55
From Serfdom to Freedom: Polish Catholics Find a Refuge   Alex Storoznyski     69
Building Catholic New York: Institutions and Organizations
The Sweetness of a Sunday Gathering   Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini     81
Saving Grace: The Emigrant Savings Bank and Its Depositors   Tyler Anbinder     83
Apart and Among: Sisters in the Lives of Catholic New Yorkers   Bernadette McCauley     95
Bridging the Racial Gap: John Lafarge and the Catholic Interracial Council   James Thomas Keane, S.J.     109
Sanctified Lives     119
Public Faces: Catholics in Labor and Politics
Life of the Party   Peter Quinn     127
Faith, Power, and Identity: Catholics in New York Politics   Salvatore J.LaGumina     133
Soggarth Aroon: The Rise and Fall of Rev. Edward McGlynn   Edward T. O'Donnell     147
On the Catholic Waterfront: Struggling for Power, Opportunity, and Justice   James T. Fisher     163
An Afterword: The New Catholic New York
Spanish Harlem Welcomes an Irishman   William Donohue     177
A New Mission: Cardinal Spellman and New York's Puerto Ricans   David A. Badillo     181
Green Grass, Cape Cods, and Suburban Catholicism   Dan Barry     189
Contributor Biographies     199
Image Credits     200
Index     203

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