Closing Chapters: Urban Change, Religious Reform, and the Decline of Youngstown's Catholic Elementary Schools, 1960-2006

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Lexington Books, 2011 - Education - 321 pages
Closing Chapters attempts to explain the disintegration of urban parochial schools in Youngstown, Ohio, a onetime industrial center that lost all but one of its eighteen Catholic parochial elementary schools between 1960 and 2006. Through the examination of Youngstown, Welsh sheds light on a significant national phenomenon: the fragmentation of American Catholic identity.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
19
Chapter 3
31
Chapter 4
99
Chapter 5
143
Chapter 6
211
Chapter 7
261
Epilogue
279
Bibliography
293
Addendum
309
Index
311
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Thomas G. Welsh, PhD is an independent scholar, community organizer, and journalist based in Youngstown, Ohio.

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