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Politics And Parochial Schools In Archbishop John Purcell's Ohio, James A. Gutowski Jan 2009

Politics And Parochial Schools In Archbishop John Purcell's Ohio, James A. Gutowski

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This study chronicles the contentious relationship between advocates of public schools and those promoting Catholic education in Ohio during the career of Archbishop John Purcell of Cincinnati. Using information culled from qualitative research into primary resources such as personal correspondence, published proceedings and newspaper articles of the time, this monograph reconstructs a history of philosophical and political conflict accompanying the parallel development of two burgeoning school systems. The years from 1833 to 1883 saw the development of an equilibrium between the two systems that helped to define Thomas Jefferson's concept of the "wall of separation" between church and state ...