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"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, author of Sisters in Arms: Catholic Nuns through Two Millennia

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In this elegantly written history of the first permanent African American Roman Catholic religious order, Diane Batts Morrow successfully weaves themes drawn from religious, racial, and gender history.--Journal of American Studies|A fascinating story about the ways religious identity informs identities of race, gender, and ethnicity and a significant contribution to African American religious history. Diane Batts Morrow's study of the Oblate Sisters reveals in this unique group of free women of mixed African and French heritage a sisterhood in the Roman Catholic Church, an educational mission to Baltimore's black community, and a voice of resistance to American racism during the era of slavery.--Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Harvard University |A valuable contribution to African American, American Catholic, and women's history.--Journal of American History|By blending antebellum, religious, African-American, and women's history, Morrow uncovers and analyzes critical aspects of the relationships among the sisters, the Catholic Church, and black and white antebellum society.-- American Catholic Studies Newsletter|Well-written and based on prodigious research, [this book] undoubtedly enhances our general understanding of the antebellum United States. . . . Morrow's interpretation of race, religion and gender in the Oblate community will challenge historians of U.S. Catholicism who do not attend to race, scholars of African-American religion who ignore Catholics, and historians of American women who refuse to see religious identity as a pathway to female agency.--American Catholic Studies|The most significant contribution Morrow makes to American Catholic Studies is her lucid analysis of race and religion in antebellum America. . . . If Morrow's prodigious research into the community and her ability to contextualize the Oblate experience make reading [this book] an extraordinarily worthwhile scholarly undertaking, her mastery of the English language makes the experience truly a pleasure.--American Catholic Studies Newsletter|Meticulous and inspiring scholarship. . . . The greatest contribution of Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time is its sustained attention to race in the prisms of American Catholicism and women's religious life in the antebellum period.--Religious Studies Review|Diane Batts Morrow's Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time: The Oblate Sisters of Providence, 1828-1860 brings forth potent memories for me. The Oblate Sisters were my first formal educators. They did what all educators should do, that is, convey the knowledge of wide-ranging possibilities and, more importantly, give a stamp of self-value for every single student.--Camille O. Cosby|Morrow's contextually sensitive recovery of the emergence of this distinctive black Catholic institution is a valuable contribution to antebellum religious history.--Journal of Southern History|Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time is the latest, most rigorous, and most enlightening account of the Oblate sisterhood.--Journal of the Early Republic|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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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (September 9, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807854018
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807854013
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 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: #1,555,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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