Into Silence and Servitude: How American Girls Became Nuns, 1945-1965

Into Silence and Servitude: How American Girls Became Nuns, 1945-1965

by Brian Titley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773551411
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 633,015
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Brian Titley is professor emeritus of education at the University of Lethbridge and the author of several books including Dark Age: The Political Odyssey of Emperor Bokassa.

Table of Contents

Tables and Figure xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Illustrations xvii

Introduction 3

1 Brides of Christ… and Why So Many Were Needed 9

2 Seeking "Convent Material" 36

3 Called or Chosen? 54

4 What If Parents Objected? 83

5 Aspirants: Secluded from the World 103

6 Postulants: "Moving Backward in Time" 124

7 Novices: Under the Gaze of the Zelatrix 146

8 Postscript to 1965: Longing for the Fleshpots of Egypt? 175

Conclusion 204

A Note on Sources 209

Notes 213

Bibliography 251

Index 269

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