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Author Tweed, Thomas A.
Title America's church : the National Shrine and Catholic Presence in the Nation's Capitol / Thomas A. Tweed.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.

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Author Tweed, Thomas A.
Subject National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
Washington (D.C.) -- Church history -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (x, 391 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Thomas Tweed shows that the National Shrine is an illuminating site from which to tell the story of 20th-century Catholicism. He organizes his narrative around themes that characterize U.S. Catholicism and ties these themes to the Shrine's material culture: to images, artifacts and devotional spaces.
Contents Laying Catholicism's foundation: clerical aims and diverse devotees, 1909-1959 -- Mobilizing "America's Marys": women, fundraising, and the Mary memorial altar, 1913-1938 -- Engaging Catholic children: agency, prescriptions, and constraints in the Catholic institutional network, 1920-1959 -- Contesting Protestant interpretations: the Virgin Mary, the crypt church, and the incorporeal other, 1913-1932 -- Claiming civic space: the National Shrine, the subjunctive mood, and the nation's capital, 1913-1959 -- Incorporating Catholic immigrants: diversity, migration, and the Shrine's columns and chapels, 1913-1997.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780199782987 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0199782989 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613215758
OCLC # 746880459
Additional Format Print version: 9786613215758.

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