Sisters and Saints: Women and American Religion


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"Women are the backbone of the church," says an old African-American aphorism. Since the 1660s, women have made up the majority of members in almost all American religious groups. They have provided essential financial and social support and worked tirelessly in the background of church-based activities. Throughout American history, women have raised money for churches and synagogues, embroidered altar cloths, taught Sunday school, prepared parish meals, and sung in the choir. They have educated their children in their ...

Sisters and Saints: Women and American Religion 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195333091

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