BROKERS OF CULTURE: ITALIAN JESUITS IN THE AMERICAN WEST, 1848-1929

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Description: More recent historians, including John McGreevy and the late Peter D'Agostino, have reminded us that Catholicism is a transnational institution (as are the Jesuits)-a transnationalism often characterized by a drive to strengthen papal authority and promote more uniform, boundarydefining doctrines, disciplines, and devotions. It is this shift in the historical question of how Catholics remained simultaneously accommodating and resistant, simultaneously Catholic and American, that Gerald McKevitt has captured in his superb study of 400 remarkable Italian Jesuits who played a critical role in American Catholic history.
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