The Resource Across God's frontiers: : [Catholic sisters in the American West, 1850-1920], (ebook)

Across God's frontiers: : [Catholic sisters in the American West, 1850-1920], (ebook)

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Across God's frontiers: : [Catholic sisters in the American West, 1850-1920]
Title
Across God's frontiers:
Title remainder
[Catholic sisters in the American West, 1850-1920]
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eng
Summary
Roman Catholic sisters first traveled to the American West as providers of social services, education, and medical assistance. In Across God's Frontiers, Anne M. Butler traces the ways in which sisters challenged and reconfigured contemporary ideas about women, work, religion, and the West; moreover, she demonstrates how religious life became a vehicle for increasing women's agency and power. Moving to the West introduced significant changes for these women, including public employment and thoroughly unconventional monastic lives. As nuns and sisters adjusted to new circumstances and immersed themselves in rugged environments, Butler argues, the West shaped them; and through their labors and charities, the sisters in turn shaped the West. These female religious pioneers built institutions, brokered relationships between Indigenous peoples and encroaching settlers, and undertook varied occupations, often without organized funding or direct support from the church hierarchy. A comprehensive history of Roman Catholic nuns and sisters in the American West, Across God's Frontiers reveals Catholic sisters as dynamic and creative architects of civic and religious institutions in western communities
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1938-
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Butler, Anne M.
Dewey number
271/.90078
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Read by Pam Ward
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  • Ward, Pam
  • hoopla digital
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  • Nuns
  • Monasticism and religious orders for women
  • Monastic and religious life of women
  • Catholic Church
  • Electronic books
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
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adult
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Across God's frontiers: : [Catholic sisters in the American West, 1850-1920], (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807837542
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11710270
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remote
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11710270
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MWT11710270
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Across God's frontiers: : [Catholic sisters in the American West, 1850-1920], (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807837542
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11710270
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710270
System control number
MWT11710270
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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