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Into Silence and Servitude: How American Girls Became Nuns, 1945-1965 Hardcover – Illustrated, Aug. 1 2017

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"Brian Titley's comprehensive use of historical records from several religious institutes and individual memoirs significantly extends the existing body of knowledge. Into Silence and Servitude is likely to become a standard reference on mid-century relig

"This is a well-researched, vividly written account of a cohort of women who had great influence on female life in America, and the forces which built their numbers and then led to their collapse." The Irish Times

"[Titley] is thorough in his review of relevant Church writings, and he writes with great clarity. The book is both informative and absorbing. My only quibble is that I could have done with more balance in the examination of nuns' experience of American c

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A critical examination of the recruitment and formation of American Catholic nuns during the final decades of convent expansion.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ McGill-Queen's University Press; Illustrated edition (Aug. 1 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0773551417
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0773551411
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 544 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 3.3 x 22.86 cm
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I am professor emeritus, the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. My six books explore power and how it has been exercised in different historical contexts. My personal website:

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