How the Jesuits Settled in New York: A Documentary Account

How the Jesuits Settled in New York: A Documentary Account

by Thomas Hennessy
     
 

This unique book is not only an essential contribution to the history of the Society of Jesus in New York and in the United States; it is also a fascinating social history of the early years of Catholic institutional life in America. Drawing for the first time on letters, memoirs, and other key documents from the Fordham archives, Hennessy opens a window on 19th

Overview

This unique book is not only an essential contribution to the history of the Society of Jesus in New York and in the United States; it is also a fascinating social history of the early years of Catholic institutional life in America. Drawing for the first time on letters, memoirs, and other key documents from the Fordham archives, Hennessy opens a window on 19th century Catholic New York, with profiles of three leading Jesuit educators-Clment Boulanger, August Thbaud, and John Larkin-and the institutions they built at St. John's College, Fordham and the college and parish of St. Francis Xavier in Manhattan. He also provides concise biographical profiles of the pioneering Jesuit priests and brothers s buried in the Fordham Cemetery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780962288975
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas C. Hennessy, S.J., is Professor of Education Emeritus at Fordham University.

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