The Encyclopedia Of American Catholic History (Reference Works)
The Encyclopedia Of American Catholic History (Reference Works)

The Encyclopedia Of American Catholic History (Reference Works)

  • Publish Date: 1997-12-01
  • Binding: Hardcover
Michael Glazier
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This first reference work of its kind ever published in the United States is a splendid and unique achievement created by hundreds of historians and writers who cooperated to narrate the saga of American Catholicism. Beginning with Columbus, this comprehensive work spans half a millennium and covers the men, women, and events that shaped Catholic life in a vast and diverse nation. Over1,200 articles, 300 photographs, and a million words comprise this elegant volume, which provides American Catholics with a panoramic and extraordinary education in their identity and heritage.

Edited by Michael Glazier and Thomas J. Shelley, The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History recounts the struggles and status of American Catholics in every generation of the nation's history. It also narrates and charts the phenomenal growth of the Church in each of the fifty states. It contains hundreds of factual biographies of men and women from all stratas of society. It focuses on the explorers; the pioneering Spanish, French, and English missionaries; the struggles of the colonial and revolutionary era; the turbulent and transforming nineteenth century with its waves of immigrants; the industrial revolution; and the challenges and crises of this century, down to our day.

All the major events and movements which united or divided Catholics are covered: The Revolution, Lay Trusteeism, slavery and the Civil War, the arrival of immigrants, Nativism and bigotry, Americanism, Modernism, the Labor Movement, the Knights of Columbus, wars, anti-semitism, the New Deal and Prohibition, anti- Communism, McCarthyism, the Women's Revolution, civil rights, Vietnam, Human vitae, liturgy, and capital punishment. Other subjects, which were often neglected by past historians, are given greater consideration. These include the role of women and Native Americans and the growth of Catholicism in the United States. The great personalities men and women from each decade and era are perceptively portrayed, and rewarding attention is given to the women lay and religious who played a major role in educating and forming the Catholic children of America for over five generations.

Entries are arranged alphabetically for convenient use by those who preach, teach, or study. The primary aim of each entry, whether it reflects some original research or summarizes existing scholarship, is to provide basic information while its bibliographical citations open the road to further study.

The American Catholic Church has been the home to a vast variety of people. The notable men and women who appear in these pages represent countless millions who are little known. But American Catholicism today is the living monument to their lives and labors. Knowing their history gives today's Americans confidence, and The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History is a celebration of their faith.

The contributors to this work have been selected for their scholarship and competence. Among the hundreds of distinguished contributors are: James Hennesey, Kathleen Neils Colzen, Mary Oates, Karen Kennelly, James Pula, Philip Gleason, Steven Avella, Dominic Monti, Jaime Vidal, Kenneth Baker, Sandra Yokum Mize, David O'Brien, Thomas Spalding, Archbishop Oscar Lipscomb, Gerald Fogerty, Clyde Crews, Christopher Kauffman, Robert Trisco, Patrick Carey, and Mary Elizabeth Brown.

The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History

  • is the first reference work of its kind ever published in the U.S.A. was created by hundreds of historians and writers covers al the major events which united or divided Catholics recounts the struggles and triumphs of American Catholics in every generation of the nation's history includes extensive coverage of American dioceses, religious communities, and saints charts the growth of the Church in each state contains hundreds of biographies of men and women from all stratas of society includes over 1,200 articles, 300 photographs, and a million words includes entries arranged alphabetically for convenient use by those who preach, teach or study includes cross references and bibliographies to direct further study merits a place in academic, public, and personal libraries

    Some of the over 1200 topics and entries include:
    African Americans and Catholicism
    Anti-Catholic Bigotry in United States
    Augustinians in United States
    Baltimore Plenary Councils
    Baltimore Provincial Councils
    Benedictines in United States
    Bishop, W. Howard, Founder of Glenmary
    Brownson, Orestes
    Burke, John J., CSP
    Cabrini, Mother Frances Xavier
    Calvert, George, First Lord Baltimore
    Capuchins in United States
    Carey, Mathew
    Carmelites in United States
    Carroll, Archbishop John
    Christian Family Movement
    Catholic Relief Services
    Catholic University of America, The
    Catholic Worker Movement
    Catholic Writers
    Catholic Book Publishing
    Catholic Magazine Publishing
    Catholic Newspaper Publishing
    Catholics and Wars
    Catholics and the Civil War
    Cistercians of the Common Observance in United States
    Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists) in United States
    Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s
    Columbus, Christopher
    Communism and American Catholics
    Conference of Major Superiors of Men
    Conscientious Objectors and American Catholicism
    Corrigan, Archbishop Michael A.
    Coughlin, Reverend Charles
    Croation Immigrants and Croatians in United States Church
    Cushing, Archbishop Richard J.
    Czech Immigrants and Czechs in United States Church
    Day, Dorothy
    DeHueck, Baroness Catherine
    Democratic Party and American Catholics
    Dominicans (OP) in United States
    Dred Scott Decision
    Drexel, Mother Katherine
    Duchesne, Mother Philippine
    Duffy, Reverend Francis P.
    Ecumenism and American Catholics
    Education (elementary, secondary, college) and United States Catholics
    Ellis, Monsignor John Tracy
    England, Bishop John
    Franciscans in United States
    French-Canadian Immigrants and United States Church
    German Immigrants and Germans in United States Church
    Gibbons, James Cardinal
    Government Aid to Education and United States Catholics
    Guilday, Monsignor Peter
    Halinan, Archbishop Pal
    Hawthorne, Mother Rose Lathrop
    Hecker, Issac, CSP
    Hispanic Immigrants and Hispanics in United States Church
    Holy Cross Fathers in United States
    Holy Ghost Fathers in United States
    Hungarian Immigrants and Hungarians in United States Church
    Ireland, Archbishop John
    Irish Immigrants and Irish in United States Church
    Italian Immigrants and Italians in United States Church
    Jesuits in United States
    Jewish-Catholic Relations in United States
    Josephite Fathers in United States
    Keane, Archbishop John
    Kennedy, President John F.
    Kino, Father Eusebio
    Knights of Columbus
    Labor Unions and American Catholics
    Lamy, Archbishop Jean Baptiste
    Lay Trusteeism in United States Church
    Lithuanian Immigrants and Lithuanians in United States Church
    Liturgical Movement in United States Church
    Marist Fathers in United States
    Marquette, PFre Jacques, SJ
    Maryknoll Fathers and Sisters
    Mazzuchelli, Reverend Samuel, OP
    McCarthy, Senator Joseph, and American Catholics
    McGlynn, Reverend Edward
    McIntyre, James Francis, Cardinal
    McQuaid, Bishop Bernard J.
    Merton, Reverend Thomas,OSCO
    Michel, Virgil, OSB
    Maguires, Molly
    Mundelein, George Cardinal
    Murray, John Courtney, SJ
    Music and American Catholics
    National Conference of Catholic Charities
    Native Americans and American Catholicism
    Neumann, St. John
    Oblates of Mary Immaculate
    O'Connor, Flannery
    O'Neill, Thomas ( Tip ) P. O'Reilly, John Boyle
    Papal Infallibility and American Catholics
    Passionist Fathers in United States
    Pastoral Letters of the United States Bishops
    Polish Immigrants and Poles in United States Church
    Powderly, Terence
    Prohibition and United States Catholics
    Puerto Rican Immigrants and Puerto Ricans in United States Church
    Redemptorists in United States
    Rummel, Archbishop Joseph
    Ruthenian Immigrants and Ruthenians in United States Church
    Ryan, Reverend John A.
    Salesians in United States
    Schisms in United States Church
    Seminaries and the American Church
    Serra, Father Junipero, OFM
    Seton, St. Elizabeth Ann
    Shea, John Gilmary
    Sheen, Archbishop Fulton J.
    Slavery and American Catholics
    Slovak Immigrants and Slovaks in United States Church
    Slovene Immigrants and Slovenes in United States Church
    Smith, Governor Alfred E.
    Society for the Propagation of the Faith in United States
    Sulpicians in United States
    Society of the Divine Word in United States
    South American Immigrants and United States Church
    Spalding, Bishop John Lancaster
    Spanish Civil War and American Catholics
    St. Vincent de Pal Society
    Taney, Roger Brooke
    Tekakwitha, Kateri
    Vietnamese Immigrants and Vietnamese in United States Church
    Vincentians(Congregation of the Mission) in United States
    Ukrainian Immigrants and Ukrainians in United States Church
    Vatican Council I and American Catholics
    Vatican Council II and American Catholics
    Women Religious in United States Church
    Women's Suffrage and American Catholics

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