Sacramento and the Catholic Church: Shaping a Capital City

Sacramento and the Catholic Church: Shaping a Capital City

by Steven M. Avella
     
 

This book examines the interplay between the city of Sacramento, California, and the Catholic Church from the city’s beginnings to the twenty-first century, to illustrate the sometimes hidden ways religious communities help form and sustain urban community.
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This book examines the interplay between the city of Sacramento, California, and the Catholic Church from the city’s beginnings to the twenty-first century, to illustrate the sometimes hidden ways religious communities help form and sustain urban community.

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“In this gracefully written, pioneering work in western urban/religious history, Steven M. Avella interweaves the parallel stories of the Roman Catholic Church and the city of Sacramento. Avella’s approach is genuinely pathbreaking, and I suspect that it would serve as a model for similar accounts of other western cities.”
—Ferenc M. Szasz, author of Religion in the West

“In this heroically researched, vividly written study Steven Avella makes an important contribution to the history of California, the Far West, and American Urbanism.”
—Kevin Starr, Professor of History at the University of Southern California, author of Americans and the California Dream series

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874177602
Publisher:
University of Nevada Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
The Urban West Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

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