Churches, Communities, and Children: Italian Immigrants in the Archdiocese of New York, 1880-1945
Mary Elizabeth Brown
Churches, Communities, and Children tells two parallel stories. The first is that of the generations-long process by which Italian immigrants became Italian American Catholics. The second story is that of how the Archdiocese of New York adapted to its increasingly heterogenous population. This study is for all those who are concerned with immigration and ethnicity, with religious scholarship, and with active pastoral care.