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Negotiating their Place: Two Perspectives on American Catholics in the Progressive Era - Deirdre M. Moloney American Catholic Lay Groups and Transatlantic Sonai Reform in the Progressive Era. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. 276 pp. Introduction, illustrations, notes, bibliography and index, $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-8078-2660-X; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 0-8078-4986-3. - Mary Lethert Wingerd. Claiming the City: Politics, Faith and the Power of Place in St. Paul. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2001. xiii + 326 pp. Introduction, illustrations, notes and index, $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-8014-3936-1.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 November 2010

Jeanne Petit
Hope College


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1 For a detailed examination of the APA, see Wallace, Les, The Rhetoric of Anti-Catholicism: The American Protective Association, 1887–1911 (New York, 1990).Google Scholar

2 Dolan, Jay, The American Catholic Experience (Garden City, NY, 1987), 312–20Google Scholar; 334. See also Appleby, Scott, Church and Age Unite! The Modernist Impulse and American Catholidsm (Notre Dame, IN, 1992).Google Scholar

3 Dolan, , The American Catholic Experience, 316.Google Scholar

4 Another work that offers a national perspective on Catholic social reform is Brown, Dorothy M. and McKeowen, Nancy, The Poor Belong to Us: Catholic Charities and American Welfare (Cambridge, MA, 2000).Google Scholar Brown and McKeowen are largely concerned with the professionalization of Catholic charity organizations.

5 Bederman, Gail, Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880–1917 (Chicago, 1995).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

6 Roediger, David, The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class(London, New York, 1991).Google Scholar

7 Jacboson, Matthew Frye, Whiteness of A Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race (Cambridge, MA, 1998), 3990.Google Scholar

8 McGreevy, John T., Catholicism and American Freedom: A History (New York, 2003).Google Scholar For analysis of this dynamic during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, see particuarly chapter four, “The Nation” and chapter five, “The Social Question.”