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The Resource American saint : the life of Elizabeth Seton, Joan Barthel

American saint : the life of Elizabeth Seton, Joan Barthel

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American saint : the life of Elizabeth Seton
Title
American saint
Title remainder
the life of Elizabeth Seton
Statement of responsibility
Joan Barthel
Title variation
Life of Elizabeth Seaton
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this riveting biography of Elizabeth Seton critically acclaimed and bestselling author Joan Barthel tells the mesmerizing story of a woman whose life featured wealth and poverty, passion and sorrow, love and loss. Elizabeth was born into a prominent New York City family in 1774. Her father was the chief health officer for the Port of New York and she lived down the block from Alexander Hamilton. She danced at George Washington's sixty-fifth Birthday Ball wearing cream slippers, monogrammed. Catholicism was illegal in New York when she was born; Catholic priests seen in the city were arrested, sometimes hung. When Elizabeth and her wealthy husband Will sailed to Italy in a doomed attempt to cure his tuberculosis, she and her family were quarantined in a damp dungeon. And when Elizabeth later became a Catholic, she was so scorned that people talked of burning down her house. American Saint is the inspiring story of a brave woman who forged the way for the other women who followed and who made a name for herself in a world entirely ruled by men. Elizabeth began the fight for women's rights in the church that is still being fought today, and the publication of her story could not be more timely. Maya Angelou has contributed the foreword"--
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Title
American saint
Creator
Contributor
Summary
Mother Elizabeth Seton was canonized by the Catholic Church in 1975, 200 years after her birth to a prominent Episcopalian family in New York City. In American Saint, Joan Barthel, a professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, engagingly highlights the significance of Elizabeth's contributions to American education, the Catholic Church, and women's roles in the Church. Barthel relates Elizabeth's rejection by New York society after her conversion to Catholicism, her relocation to Maryland, her struggles within the Church, and her eventual triumph in founding the first American women's religious order and establishing the first parochial school. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10282148
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
B
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4700.S4
LC item number
B36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the life of Elizabeth Seton
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the life of Elizabeth Seton
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Joan Barthel ; foreword by Maya Angelou
American saint : the life of Elizabeth Seton, Joan Barthel

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