Catholics in New York: Society, Culture, and Politics, 1808-1946

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This lavishly illustrated book chronicles the history, growth, and extraordinary legacy of New York’s largest Christian denomination.

Co-published with the Museum of the City of New York as a companion to its exhibition on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Archdiocese of New York, this book brings together rare images and original essays to explore the key dimensions of the Catholic experience in New York.

Here is a fascinating pictorial record of Catholic struggles and triumphs, and thirteen insightful essays that trace the story of Catholic New York―from people, parishes, and traditions to the schools, hospitals, and other institutions that helped shape the metropolis. The struggles of generations of immigrants and their descendents against prejudice bear fruit in the remarkable ascendance of Catholics in the city’s politics.

From the emblematic account of one Manhattan parish’s life across generations of neighborhood change to fresh perspectives on the extraordinary impact of Catholic institutional life on the making of the city, the essays range widely. There’s a personal refl ection by Pete Hamill on growing up Catholic as well as revealing explorations of the Catholic presence in all corners of New York’s social, political, cultural, and educational worlds. Catholic leaders such as Dorothy Day, Al Smith, and Mother Cabrini come to life in other essays. An afterword offers a look at Catholic New York facing new realities of race, ethnic change, and suburbanization after World War II.

Blending memorable images with insightful commentary, Catholics in New York tells not just the story of the city’s largest community of faith, but offers a new telling of what is for everyone a classic New York story.

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Terry Golway is the author of seven books, including The Irish in America; and Full of Grace, a biography of New York’s late Cardinal John O’Connor. A former member of The New York Times editorial board, Golway directs the John Kean Center for American History at Kean University.

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A fascinating pictorial record of Catholic struggles and triumphs, and 12 insightful essays, including one by Bill Donohue on his time spent teaching in Spanish Harlem, that trace the story of Catholic New York―from people, parishes, and traditions to the schools, hospitals, and other institutions that helped shape the metropolis. (―Catalyst)

Given the reality that New York was the point of entry for so many immigrant Catholic groups, “other cities did
not have the mosaic experience of Catholic life that we did in New York,” said Mr. Golway, the editor of the
exhibition’s companion publication, “Catholics in New York: Society, Culture and Politics 1808 to 1946.”

(―New York Times)

Published to coincide with an exhibit mounted by the Museum of the City of New York, this collection of seventeen essays explores various aspects of Catholic life and history in the nation's largest metropolis. (―Margaret M. McGuinness Catholic Library World)

Includes dozens of rare and archival photographs, and complements an exhibition on view at the Museum of the City of New York through December 31. (―Fordham Magazine)

...published in conjunction with the exhibit of the same name which ran at the Museum of the City of New York in 2008. (―American Catholic Studies)

The book, published to go along with an exhibit that will open May 16 at the Museum of the City of New York . . . (―New York Sun)

Illustrates and chronicles the history, growth, and legacy of New York's largest denomination. (―Publishers Weekly)

Fordham University Press has published a companion book for the show "Catholics in New York: Society, Culture, and Politics, 1808-1946," edited by Terry Golway and featuring essays by Pete Hamill, Tyler Anbinder, William Donoghue, and others. Topics include the Italian influence on Catholic New York, Cardinal Spellman and New York's Puerto Ricans, and the city's Polish Catholics. The story on tap at the Musuem of the City of New York is nothing less than the story of New York itself. (―New York Sun)

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