Fire and Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834 / Edition 1

Fire and Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834 / Edition 1

by Nancy Lusignan Schultz
     
 

The shocking story of the night an angry mob burned down a quiet Massachusetts convent -- and the larger story of anti-Papist and anti-feminist sentiment.See more details below

Overview

The shocking story of the night an angry mob burned down a quiet Massachusetts convent -- and the larger story of anti-Papist and anti-feminist sentiment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555535148
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Publication date:
04/11/2002
Edition description:
1ST PBK
Pages:
317
Sales rank:
1,042,633
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Principal CharactersIX
Prologue1
Chapter 1The Seed Is Planted3
Chapter 2Mount Benedict Blooms: Convent Secrets and the Early Years37
Chapter 3Charlestown in Full Flower: Education and Convent Life69
Chapter 4A Deadly Miasma: Cemeteries, Cholera, and Catholicism107
Chapter 5The Vine Uprooted: 1834: A Year of Heartbreaks147
Chapter 6The Lost Garden: Indictments and Trial191
Chapter 7The Ashes Scatter231
Epilogue269
AppendixPartial List of Students279
Notes281
Acknowledgments305
Illustration Credits309
Index311

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