Paperback / softback
May 6, 2014
9780813225838
English
320
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
1.1 Pounds (US)
$29.95 USD
v2.1 Reference

Papist Devils

Catholics in British America, 1574-1783

This is a brief highly readable history of the Catholic experience in Brit- ish America, which shaped the development of the colonies and the na- scent republic in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Historian Robert Emmett Curran begins his account with the English reforma- tion, which helps us to understand the Catholic exodus from England, Ireland, and Scotland that took place over the nearly two centuries that constitute the colonial period. The deeply rooted English understand- ing of Catholics as enemies of the political and religious values at the heart of British tradition, ironically acted as a catalyst for the emer- gence of a Catholic republican movement that was a critical factor in the decision of a strong majority of American Catholics in 1775 to sup- port the cause for independence. Papist Devils utilizes archival material, newspapers, and other con- temporary records in addition to a broad array of general histories, monographs, and dissertations dealing with the British Atlantic world. The unprecedentedly broad scope of this study, which encompasses not only the thirteen colonies that took up arms against Britain in 1775, but also those in the maritime provinces of Canada as well as the ones in the West Indies, constitutes a unique coverage of the British Cath- olic colonial experience, as does the extension of the colonial period through the American Revolution, which was its logical dénouement.

About the Author

ROBERT EMMETT CURRAN is Professor Emeritus of History at Georgetown University
The Catholic University of America Press

9780813225838 : papist-devils-curran
Paperback / softback
320 Pages
$29.95 USD

Other Titles by Robert Emmett Curran

For Church and Confederacy

edited by Robert Emmett Curran
Feb 2019 - University of South Carolina Press
$69.99 USD - Hardback

Intestine Enemies

edited by Robert Emmett Curran
Mar 2017 - The Catholic University of America Press
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Shaping American Catholicism

Robert Emmett Curran
May 2012 - The Catholic University of America Press
$75.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in HISTORY / United States / General

The Genealogical Sublime

Julia Creet
Jan 2020 - University of Massachusetts Press
$90.00 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Contested and Dangerous Seas

Colin J. Davis
Jan 2020 - University of Massachusetts Press
$90.00 USD - Hardback
$28.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Preserving Maritime America

James M. Lindgren
Dec 2019 - University of Massachusetts Press
$90.00 USD - Hardback
$28.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in History of the Americas

The Genealogical Sublime

Julia Creet
Jan 2020 - University of Massachusetts Press
$90.00 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Contested and Dangerous Seas

Colin J. Davis
Jan 2020 - University of Massachusetts Press
$90.00 USD - Hardback
$28.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Experimental

Natalia Cecire
Dec 2019 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$99.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback