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Religious Lessons Catholic Sisters and the Captured Schools Crisis in New Mexico

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ISBN-10: 0199781737

ISBN-13: 9780199781737

Edition: 2012

Authors: Kathleen A. Holscher

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Religious Lessonstells the story ofZellers v. Huff, a court case that challenged the employment of nearly 150 Catholic religious in public schools across New Mexico in 1948. The "Dixon case," as it was known nationally, was the most famous in a series of midcentury lawsuits, all targeting what opponents provocatively dubbed "captive schools." Spearheaded by Protestants and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the publicity campaign built aroundZellersdrew on centuries-old rhetoric of Catholic captivity to remind Americans about the threat of Catholic power in the post-War era, and the danger Catholic sisters dressed in full habits posed to American education.Americans…    
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List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/5/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 7.05" wide x 9.72" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Educating in the Vernacular: The Foundations of Sister-Taught Public Schools
"We Live in a Valley Cut Off from the Outside World:" Local Observations on Sisters and the Separation of Church and State
A Space in Between Walls: Inside the Sister-Taught Public Classrooms of New Mexico
Captured!: POAU and the National Campaign against Captive Schools
Habits on Defense: The NCWC and the Legal Debate over Sisters' Clothing
Sisters and the Trials of Separation