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Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time: The Oblate Sisters of Providence, 1828-1860 Paperback – September 9, 2002
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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)"
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
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
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
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
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
A valuable contribution to African American, American Catholic, and women's history.--Journal of American History
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
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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.