Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 January 2012

324 Pages | 3 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199757718

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Papist Patriots

The Making of an American Catholic Identity

Maura Jane Farrelly

  • Part of an emerging body of scholarship that re-examines the history of "pre-immigrant" U.S. Catholicism
  • One of the few books in this emerging category that considers Anglo-American Catholicism (as opposed to Spanish-American Catholicism in the southwestern borderlands or French-American Catholicism in the Louisiana territory)
  • Separates a fear of Catholicism from a fear of actual Catholics, explaining how Catholics embraced the independence movement in spite of the anti-Catholic rhetoric that characterized that movement