Common Threads: A Cultural History of Clothing in American Catholicism

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A well-illustrated cultural history of the apparel worn by American Catholics, Sally Dwyer-McNulty's Common Threads reveals the transnational origins and homegrown significance of clothing in developing identity, unity, and a sense of respectability for a major religious group that had long struggled for its footing in a Protestant-dominated society often openly hostile to Catholics. Focusing on those who wore the most visually distinct clothes--priests, women religious, and schoolchildren--the story begins in the 1830s, ...

Common Threads: A Cultural History of Clothing in American Catholicism 2014, The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9781469614090

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