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Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time: The Oblate Sisters of Providence, 1828-1860 Paperback


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (December 8, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807854018
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807854013
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,049,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time brings forth potent memories for me. The Oblate Sisters were my first formal educators. They did what all educators should do, that is, to convey the knowledge of wide-ranging possibilities and more importantly, to give a stamp of self-value for every single student. (Camille O. Cosby)"

"Many thanks to Diane Batts Morrow for bringing the history of this community to life. Everyone interested in American history or women's history, black history or religious history must make room on their shelves for this book. (Jo Ann Kay McNamara, City University of New York)"

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Morrow tells the story of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first black Catholic sisterhood in the United States. As committed women religious, the sisters defied the inferior social status white society ascribed to them and successfully persevered in their mission to educate black children. --This text refers to the Unknown Binding edition.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 15, 2003
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This groundbreaking study is a must-read for anyone interested in Catholic, women's, American, or African-American history. It's extremely well-written, and I believe that both scholars and casual readers will appreciate and enjoy this significant work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 7, 2004
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A fascinating exploration of this previously neglected aspect of American history. Useful for either the classroom or the curious mind.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wildeone on January 21, 2011
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This is a wonderful and very well researched book about the Oblate Sisters of Providence and the hardships they encountered in their founding and the early days of their congregation. The first order of Black sisters in the Catholic Church, they were ostracized not only by the secular Catholic community but other religious communities as well. This book is a testament to their tenacity to hold on to their belief that there was indeed a place for Black women in a life of consecration in the Catholic Church. There are many interesting facts in this work but one that is very integral to the sense of equality of the Oblate Sisters of Providence is the fact that they made no distinction of range of color either within their community or in accepting women to who wanted to join their community. Some black communities founded after them unfortunately did.

This book gives an accurate perspective on the progress made not only by the Oblates in their quest for recognition within the Church but by the Catholic Church as well.
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