Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 November 2018

232 Pages


ISBN: 9780190881009

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Escaped Nuns

True Womanhood and the Campaign Against Convents in Antebellum America

Cassandra L. Yacovazzi

  • Offers a cultural history of the convent exposés of the early 19th century
  • Traces anti-Catholic propaganda and nativist politics in antebellum America
  • Examines the ideal of womanhood in early American life