Across God's frontiers : Catholic sisters in the American West, 1850-1920 / Anne M. Butler.
By: Butler, Anne M.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 424 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781469601618; 1469601613; 9780807837542; 0807837547.Subject(s): Nuns -- United States -- West -- History | Monasticism and religious orders for women -- United States -- West -- History | Monastic and religious life of women -- United States -- West -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Across God's frontiers.DDC classification: 271/.90078 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nuns for the West -- Travels -- The labor -- The finances -- Contests for control -- A woman for the West: Mother Katharine Drexel -- Ethnic intersections -- Nuns of the West.
Print version record.
Roman Catholic sisters first travelled to the American West as providers of social services, education, and medical assistance. Butler traces the ways in which sisters challenged and reconfigured contemporary ideas about women, work, religion, and the West; moreover, she demonstrates how religious life became a vehicle for increasing women's agency and power. Moving to the West introduced significant changes for these women, including public employment and thoroughly unconventional monastic lives.