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Thompson Reviews New Book on History of Black Catholic Nuns in Global Sisters Report

May 19, 2022

Global Sisters Report

Margaret Susan Thompson

Margaret Susan Thompson

"Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle," written by Shannen Dee Williams, an associate professor of history at the University of Dayton, was recently published. Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science, reviewed the book in Global Sisters Report

"She's the first person to really explore the history of African American women religious, period. There've been articles, dissertations and so forth, but she's doing some very important work here," says Thompson, who studies Catholic sisters and race in the U.S. "Especially because it's across communities, both historically African American communities and historically white communities."

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