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By Emily Clark

ISBN-10: 0807831220

ISBN-13: 9780807831229

ISBN-10: 0807858226

ISBN-13: 9780807858226

in the course of French colonial rule in Louisiana, nuns from the French corporation of Saint Ursula got here to New Orleans, the place they expert girls and women of eu, Indian, and African descent, enslaved and unfastened, in literacy, numeracy, and the Catholic religion. even though non secular girls had received recognition and authority in seventeenth-century France, the hot international used to be much less welcoming. Emily Clark explores the ameliorations required of the Ursulines as their special woman piety collided with slave society, Spanish colonial rule, and Protestant hostility.

The Ursulines received prominence in New Orleans in the course of the social prone they provided--schooling, an orphanage, and safe haven for abused and widowed women--which additionally allowed them a self-sustaining point of company wealth. Clark strains the conflicts the Ursulines encountered via Spanish colonial rule (1767-1803) and after the Louisiana buy, as Protestants poured into Louisiana and have been dismayed to discover a strong neighborhood of self-supporting ladies and a church congregation ruled by way of African american citizens. The single nuns contravened either the patriarchal order of the slaveholding American South and the Protestant development of femininity that supported it. by means of incorporating their tale into the heritage of early the US, Masterless Mistresses exposes the bounds of the republican version of nationwide unity.

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