The Valiant Woman Paperback

The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

by Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez;


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The Valiant Woman

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Nineteenth-century America was rife with Protestant-fueled anti-Catholicism. Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez reveals how Protestants nevertheless became surprisingly and deeply fascinated with the Virgin Mary, even as her role as a devotional figure who united Catholics grew. Documenting the vivid Marian imagery that suffused popular visual and literary culture, Alvarez argues that Mary became a potent, shared exemplar of Christian womanhood around which Christians of all stripes rallied during an era filled with anxiety about the emerging market economy and shifting gender roles. From a range of diverse sources, including the writings of Anna Jameson, Anna Dorsey, and Alexander Stewart Walsh and magazines such as The Ladies' Repository and Harper's, Alvarez demonstrates that Mary was represented as pure and powerful, compassionate and transcendent, maternal and yet remote. Blending romantic views of motherhood and female purity, the virgin mother's image enamored Protestants as a paragon of the era's cult of true womanhood, and even many Catholics could imagine the Queen of Heaven as the Queen of the Home.
Sometimes, Marian imagery unexpectedly seemed to challenge domestic expectations of womanhood. On a broader level, The Valiant Woman contributes to understanding lived religion in America and the ways it borrows across supposedly sharp theological divides.

The Valiant Woman by Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez was published by The University of North Carolina Press in April 2016. The ISBN for The Valiant Woman is 9781469627410.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press (April 2016)
Weight373g
Number of Pages256
Thickness18 mm
Height235 mm
Width155 mm
ISBN9781469627410
ISBN-101469627418
Product Code4374942
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