CATHOLICS IN COLONIAL AMERICA by John Tracy Ellis
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CATHOLICS IN COLONIAL AMERICA

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This is probably the only book to appear in modern times which gives an incisive, comprehensive, and critical historical appraisal of the Catholic Church in America during the colonial period. Father Tracy's approach is geographic rather than chronological, treating each of the colonial areas -- of various nationalities -- French, Spanish, English -- separately, although the events of each chapter are intelligently related, when necessary or useful, to one another, and the overall impression is one of synthesis rather than of discrete analysis. Ellis' authority as a scholar, his unusually literate and lively style, and the importance of his subject make this a work of interest to everyone, whether scholar, student, or general reader. It is an important contribution to the literature of Catholic, and of American, history.

Publisher: Helicon