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From the Publisher"A deeply imagined, beautifully written, and thoroughly researched account of the earliest order of Catholic sisters in what is now the United States. . . . General and specialist readers alike will be grateful to Clark for the vivid story she tells."
"So thorough it encompasses every aspect that touches on the order of the Sisters of Saint Ursula."
— Louisiana History
"Innovative and carefully researched . . . opens up the world of Gulf Coast Catholicism."
—Books & Culture
"With this finely crafted study, Clark contributes substantively to the burgeoning field of scholarship acknowledging the seminal roles women religious have played historically in the formation of American culture and society."
— Register of the Kentucky Historical Society."
"Elegant prose and riveting narrative . . . a tour de force that will intrigue any student of early American women's history."
— Journal of the Early Republic
"This meticulously researched and engaging book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the intertwined histories of race, gender, and religion in American history."
— The Catholic Historical Review
"Written with elegant precision. . . . Essential reading for those seeking to understand the intimate scale of racial and social transformations that occurred in a unique southern city."
— Journal of American History
A superb book on a neglected topic in early American history.
—Susan Juster, University of Michigan
Clark deepens our understanding of life in early New Orleans through this absorbing study of the Ursuline convent.
—Daniel H. Usner Jr., Vanderbilt University