The American Catholic Voter: 200 Years of Political Impact

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George J. Marlin, author of Fighting the Good Fight: A History of the New York Conservative Party (St. Augustine's Press, 2002), here traces the political and electoral history of American Catholics from the time of Lord Baltimore and the founding of Maryland to the election of George W. Bush. It is an inspiring story of ethnic Catholics who arrived on America's shores with only the clothes on their back, worked through their parishes and neighborhoods to overcome nativist bigotry, and became a significant voice in local, state, and national political affairs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587310294
  • Publisher: St. Augustine's Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2006
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Barone is senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner and a Fox News Channel contributor.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 "The free exercise thereof ..." 1
Ch. 2 First stirrings : the Catholic voter and the election of 1800 19
Ch. 3 The Catholic voter in the age of Jefferson and Jackson 30
Ch. 4 The Catholic voter versus the nativist voter 52
Ch. 5 The Catholic voter in the age of Lincoln 74
Ch. 6 The Catholic voter in the Gilded Age : the golden years 90
Ch. 7 The Catholic voter in the Gilded Age : the silver years 113
Ch. 8 The rise of the urban Catholic voter 132
Ch. 9 The Catholic voter in peace and war 152
Ch. 10 The campaign of 1928 173
Ch. 11 The Catholic voter in the age of Roosevelt 192
Ch. 12 The Catholic voter in the age of anxiety 217
Ch. 13 The campaign of 1960 238
Ch. 14 The Catholic voter in the age of the silent majority 261
Ch. 15 The Catholic voter in the age of Reagan 285
Ch. 16 The Catholic voter in the twenty-first century 308
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