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Habits of Compassion: Irish Catholic Nuns and the Origins of New York's Welfare System, 1830-1920 (Women in American History) Paperback – February 27, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0252072826 ISBN-10: 0252072820

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  • Series: Women in American History
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press (February 27, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0252072820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252072826
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #563,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By V. Davis on December 24, 2009
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What a beautiful book of how simple nuns were able to help women and children in the 1880's. Even though it was a male-priest dominated society, these uneducated women, clothed in black that only showed their face and hands and living under a medieval dictate were able to thrive. As a child I was taught by this order in New York City and always knew that these quiet women were a force to behold. Thank you, Sisters of Charity for quietly relieving the city's poor. Your history was and will never be taught in the Catholic schools. I always knew you could do anything you put your mind to.
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