Fire & roses :the burning of the Charlestown convent, 1834 /Nancy Lusignan Schultz.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-245636

Description

xii, 317 p. : ill., 1 map ; 25 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

History 19th century.
Riots History 19th century.
Fires History 19th century.
Anti-Catholicism History 19th century.

Originator

Schultz, Nancy Lusignan, 1956-

Contents

Principal characters -- Prologue -- The seed is planted -- Mount Benedict blooms -- Convent secrets and the early years -- Charlestown in full flower -- Education and convent life -- A deadly miasma -- Cemeteries, cholera, and Catholicism -- The vine uprooted -- 1834: A year of heartbreaks -- The lost garden -- Indictments and trial -- The ashes scatter -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Partial list of students.

Publication

New York : Free Press

Description

xii, 317 p. : ill., 1 map ; 25 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-304) and index.
Gift of Robert Severy, Noember, 2000.

ISBN

0684856859
9780684856858

Call Number

Stacks F74.C4 S35 2000

Other People and Orgs

Ursuline Convent (Charlestown, Boston, Mass.)

Places

Massachusetts Boston
Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)
Boston (Mass.)

Variant Title

Fire and roses