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The Resource American saint : the life of Elizabeth Seton, Joan Barthel ; [foreword by Maya Angelou]

American saint : the life of Elizabeth Seton, Joan Barthel ; [foreword by Maya Angelou]

Label
American saint : the life of Elizabeth Seton
Title
American saint
Title remainder
the life of Elizabeth Seton
Statement of responsibility
Joan Barthel ; [foreword by Maya Angelou]
Creator
Contributor
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this riveting biography of Elizabeth Seton critically acclaimed and bestselling author Joan Barthel tells the mesmerizing story of a woman whose life featured wealth and poverty, passion and sorrow, love and loss. Elizabeth was born into a prominent New York City family in 1774. Her father was the chief health officer for the Port of New York and she lived down the block from Alexander Hamilton. She danced at George Washington's sixty-fifth Birthday Ball wearing cream slippers, monogrammed. Catholicism was illegal in New York when she was born; Catholic priests seen in the city were arrested, sometimes hung. When Elizabeth and her wealthy husband Will sailed to Italy in a doomed attempt to cure his tuberculosis, she and her family were quarantined in a damp dungeon. And when Elizabeth later became a Catholic, she was so scorned that people talked of burning down her house. American Saint is the inspiring story of a brave woman who forged the way for the other women who followed and who made a name for herself in a world entirely ruled by men. Elizabeth began the fight for women's rights in the church that is still being fought today, and the publication of her story could not be more timely. Maya Angelou has contributed the foreword"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 271/.9102
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4700.S4
LC item number
B36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American saint : the life of Elizabeth Seton, Joan Barthel ; [foreword by Maya Angelou]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545253
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312571627
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013030995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)846545253
  • (OCoLC)846545253
Label
American saint : the life of Elizabeth Seton, Joan Barthel ; [foreword by Maya Angelou]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545253
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312571627
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013030995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)846545253
  • (OCoLC)846545253

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