"American Catholic History: A Documentary Reader included 70 documents that provided key insights into the lived experience of Catholics…[Editors] Mark Massa, S.J. and Catherine Osborne recently released an updated edition of the reader that carries the American Catholic story forward an additional two decades."
—US Catholic Journal
"The newly added documents better represent diverse viewpoints, e.g., those of African American Catholics and Spanish-speaking Catholics."
- "This updated and revised edition is the go-to primary source reader to assign for any and all undergraduate and graduate-level courses on American Catholicism. Drs. Massa and Osborne have done a tremendous job curating a wide array of essential readings for scholars and students of Catholicism. This book fills an important niche in American Catholic Studies and is essential reading for scholars and students alike."
—Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Professor and V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Chair of Catholic Studies, The University of Iowa
"The documents collected in the first edition topped the list of best resources for teaching the diversity and complexity of US Catholic history, and now this revised edition is even better. From mission manager Eulalia Pérez in California in the 1800s to Pope Francis addressing Congress in 2015, the varied voices summon an astonishing story of solace and conflict in the Roman church, in the American nation, and in the human heart."
—Julie Byrne, author of The Other Catholics: Remaking America’s Largest Religion
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