Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time: The Oblate Sisters of Providence, 1828-1860

Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time: The Oblate Sisters of Providence, 1828-1860

by Diane Batts Morrow
     
 

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Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time: The Oblate Sisters of Providence, 1828-1860

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Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time: The Oblate Sisters of Providence, 1828-1860

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Camille O. Cosby
Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time brings forth potent memories for me. The Oblate Sisters were my first formal educators. They did what all educators should do, that is, to convey the knowledge of wide-ranging possibilities and more importantly, to give a stamp of self-value for every single student.
Jo Ann Kay McNamara
Many thanks to Diane Batts Morrow for bringing the history of this community to life. Everyone interested in American history or women's history, black history or religious history must make room on their shelves for this book.
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"Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time brings forth potent memories for me. The Oblate Sisters were my first formal educators. They did what all educators should do, that is, to convey the knowledge of wide-ranging possibilities and more importantly, to give a stamp of self-value for every single student. (Camille O. Cosby)"

"Many thanks to Diane Batts Morrow for bringing the history of this community to life. Everyone interested in American history or women's history, black history or religious history must make room on their shelves for this book. (Jo Ann Kay McNamara, City University of New York)"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807854013
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/09/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

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Many thanks to Diane Batts Morrow for bringing the history of this community to life. Everyone interested in American history or women's history, black history, or religious history must make room on their shelves for this book.—Jo Ann Kay McNamara, City University of New York

By blending antebellum, religious, African-American, and women's history, Morrow uncovers and analyzes critical aspects of the relationships among the sisters, the Catholic Church, and black and white antebellum society.— American Catholic Studies Newsletter

Morrow's contextually sensitive recovery of the emergence of this distinctive black Catholic institution is a valuable contribution to antebellum religious history.—Journal of Southern History

Well-written and based on prodigious research, [this book] undoubtedly enhances our general understanding of the antebellum United States. . . . Morrow's interpretation of race, religion and gender in the Oblate community will challenge historians of U.S. Catholicism who do not attend to race, scholars of African-American religion who ignore Catholics, and historians of American women who refuse to see religious identity as a pathway to female agency.—American Catholic Studies

Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time is the latest, most rigorous, and most enlightening account of the Oblate sisterhood.—Journal of the Early Republic

The most significant contribution Morrow makes to American Catholic Studies is her lucid analysis of race and religion in antebellum America. . . . If Morrow's prodigious research into the community and her ability to contextualize the Oblate experience make reading [this book] an extraordinarily worthwhile scholarly undertaking, her mastery of the English language makes the experience truly a pleasure.—American Catholic Studies Newsletter

A valuable contribution to African American, American Catholic, and women's history.—Journal of American History

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Camille O. Cosby
Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time brings forth potent memories for me. The Oblate Sisters were my first formal educators. They did what all educators should do, that is, to convey the knowledge of wide-ranging possibilities and more importantly, to give a stamp of self-value for every single student.
Jo Ann Kay McNamara
Many thanks to Diane Batts Morrow for bringing the history of this community to life. Everyone interested in American history or women's history, black history or religious history must make room on their shelves for this book. (Jo Ann Kay McNamara, City University of New York)

Meet the Author

Diane Batts Morrow is associate professor of history and African American studies at the University of Georgia in Athens.

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