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Catholics in New York: Society, Culture, and Politics, 1808-1946 [Hardcover]

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Pages   206
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.31" Width: 8.48" Height: 0.88"
Weight:   2.36 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2008
Publisher   Copublished with the Museum of the City of New York
ISBN  0823229041  
EAN  9780823229048  

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This lavishly illustrated book chronicles the history, growth, and extraordinary legacy of New York's largest Christian denomination.Co-published with the Museum of the City of New York as a companion to its exhibition on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Archdiocese of New York, this book brings together rare images and original essays to explore the key dimensions of the Catholic experience in New York.Here is a fascinating pictorial record of Catholic struggles and triumphs, and thirteen insightful essays that trace the story of Catholic New York-from people, parishes, and traditions to the schools, hospitals, and other institutions that helped shape the metropolis. The struggles of generations of immigrants and their descendents against prejudice bear fruit in the remarkable ascendance of Catholics in the city's politics.From the emblematic account of one Manhattan parish's life across generations of neighborhood change to fresh perspectives on the extraordinary impact of Catholic institutional life on the making of the city, the essays range widely. There's a personal refl ection by Pete Hamill on growing up Catholic as well as revealing explorations of the Catholic presence in all corners of New York's social, political, cultural, and educational worlds. Catholic leaders such as Dorothy Day, Al Smith, and Mother Cabrini come to life in other essays. An afterword offers a look at Catholic New York facing new realities of race, ethnic change, and suburbanization after World War II.Blending memorable images with insightful commentary, Catholics in New York tells not just the story of the city's largest community of faith, but offers a new telling of what is for everyone a classic New York story.

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Terry Golway is a frequent contributor to American Heritage, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times. His previous books include So That Others Might Live, The Irish in America, For the Cause of Liberty, and Irish Rebel. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Terry Golway currently resides in Maplewood, in the state of New Jersey. Terry Golway was born in 1955.

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