The Quiet Revolutionaries: How the Grey Nuns Changed the Social Welfare Paradigm of Lewiston, Maine

The Quiet Revolutionaries: How the Grey Nuns Changed the Social Welfare Paradigm of Lewiston, Maine

by Susan Hudson, Hudson P. Hudson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415978347
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/14/2006
Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture Series
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Susan Hudson received her Ph.D from Catholic University of America, specializing in issues of gender and ethnicity in American history. She attended the University of Portland, the University of California Berkeley, and Bowdonin College. She has presented her research at numerous academic and humanities conferences and has published in Maine History.

Table of Contents


List of Figures     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Preface: The Daughters of Madame d'Youville     xiii
Introduction     1
"Everyone was poor"     7
An Autumn Arrival     13
The Transformation of Nineteenth-Century Maine     23
Religious and Ethnic Struggles     37
Yankee Benevolence     49
First Foundations     59
Portrait of a Patient     77
The Nuns and the Yankees     85
Beyond Health Care     99
Conclusion     113
Lewiston's Parish Statistics     117
Hospital General Sainte-Marie Patient Statistics     123
Central Maine General Hospital Patient Statistics     131
Lewiston's Grey Nuns     139
Notes     145
Bibliography     165
Index     181

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