Rome in America: Transnational Catholic Ideology from the Risorgimento to Fascism

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2004 - Religion - 393 pages
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For years, historians have argued that Catholicism in the United States stood decisively apart from papal politics in European society. The Church in America, historians insist, forged an "American Catholicism," a national faith responsive to domestic con
  

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Contents

Whose Rome? Whose Italy?
1
The Roman Question The Battle for Civilization 18151878
19
The Transnational Symbolic Contest for Rome 18781914
53
The Mayor of Rome Is an Atheist Jew 19101914
84
The Great War Keep the Roman Question Alive 19141920
103
The Church Encounters the Order Sons of Italy in America 19131921
132
Catholics Meet Mussolini The Chosen Instrument in the Hands of Divine Providence 19191929
158
The Lateran Pacts of 1929 and the Crisis of 1931 Defending The Holy Island
197
Preaching Fascism and American Religious Politics
230
Stubborn and Lonely American Catholic AntiFascists
258
Parish Conflicts The Church and Fascist Italy Manage All Spirit of Rebellion
282
Epilogue
304
Notes
317
Bibliography
361
Index
383
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Peter R. D'Agostino (1962-2005) was associate professor of history and Catholic studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Rome in America was awarded the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize by the American Society of Church History.

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