Summer 2009 - Vol. 120, No. 2

Summer 2009 - Vol. 120, No. 2

About This Issue

We do not usually begin "About This Issue" with a description of the cover photos and their accompanying essay; but this issue of American Catholic Studies commemorates the 125th anniversary of the American Catholic Historical Society. Our cover essay by Rodger Van Allen focuses on the society's founding and highlights some key events and figures in the history of the ACHS.

In addition to Professor Van Allen's cover essay, you will find three very interesting articles within these pages. "Pamphleteering against Prejudice: The Catholic Press Attacks Jim Crow in Twentieth-Century America" by R. Bentley Anderson, S.J. (St. Louis University) examines the ways in which racial issues were addressed by the Catholic press in the United States during the mid-twentieth century.  American Catholics – like all Americans – held many different views related to civil rights and racial equality, and Anderson demonstrates the efforts made by various Catholic writers to explain the church's teachings in the area of race relations.

Glen Gendzel (San Jose State University) writes about Catholics and Senator Joseph McCarthy in "Pride, Wrath, Glee, and Fear: Emotional Responses to Senator Joseph McCarthy in the Catholic Press, 1950-1954." By documenting the many different responses to McCarthy found in the Catholic press, Gendzel sheds new light on the relationship between United States Catholics and the senator from Wisconsin.

"Lay People Can Teach": Rural Life, Edwin O'Hara, and the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, 1920-1960" by John Bieter (Boise State University) reminds us that there has been a vibrant and active program to provide religious education for Catholic students attending public school since the early years of the twentieth century. It is a subject that deserves more attention, especially as CCD continues to play an important role in American Catholic religious education.<

We are happy to participate in the celebration surrounding the 125th anniversary of the American Catholic Historical Society. The society, of course, sponsors American Catholic Studies, and we are grateful for all of the support and encouragement we have received from the officers and members over the years. Here's to 125 more years of the ACHS!

Margaret McGuinness, Co-editor

Index of Issues

2011 Issues

Fall 2011 Issue Vol. 122, No. 3

Summer 2011 Issue Vol. 122, No. 2

Spring 2011 Issue Vol. 122, No. 1

2010 Issues

Winter 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 4

Fall 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 3

Summer 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 2

Spring 2010 Issue Vol. 121, No. 1

2009 Issues

Winter 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 4

Fall 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 3

Summer 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 2

Spring 2009 Issue Vol. 120, No. 1

2008 Issues

Winter 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 4

Fall 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 3

Summer 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 2

Spring 2008 Issue Vol. 119, No. 1

2007 Issues

Winter 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 4

Fall 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 3

Summer 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 2

Spring 2007 Issue Vol. 118, No. 1

2006 Issues

Winter 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 4

Fall 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 3

Summer 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 2

Spring 2006 Issue Vol. 117, No. 1

2005 Issues

Winter 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 4

Fall 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 3

Summer 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 2

Spring 2005 Issue Vol. 116, No. 1

2004 Issues

Winter 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 4

Fall 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 3

Summer 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 2

Spring 2004 Issue Vol. 115, No. 1

2003 Issues

Winter 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 4

Fall 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 3

Summer 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 2

Spring 2003 Issue Vol. 114, No. 1

2002 Issues

Fall/Winter 2002 Issue Vol. 113, No. 3

Spring/Summer 2002 Issue Vol. 113, No. 1

2001 Issues

Spring/Winter 2001 Issue Vol. 112, No. 1

2000 Issues

Spring/Winter 2000 Issue Vol. 111, No. 1

1999 Issues

Spring/Winter 1999 Issue Vol. 110, No. 4