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YACOVAZZI, C. L.,
Escaped Nuns. True Womanhood and the Campaign Against Convents in Antebellum America.
Oxford University Press, 2018. 232p. Hardback. Cassandra L. Yacovazzi does a wonderful job of centering nuns in the political and social history of the 19th-century US in Escaped Nuns: True Womanhood and the Campaign Against Convents in Antebellum America. The author demonstrates convincingly that the reaction to these Catholic women by non-Catholic Americans in the antebellum era-and beyond-played formative roles in shaping gender norms, public schooling, politics, ideas about sexuality, and abolitionism in heretofore-underappreciated ways...The author's analysis reinvigorates scholarship on anti-Catholicism, and it is also a pleasure to read. This work is highly recommended for popular and scholarly audiences. William S. Cossen, Reading Religion 14/08/2019 |a 28/08/2019 (Publisher's information).
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