Excommunicated from the Union
William B. Kurtz, Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America. New York, Fordham University Press (2015).
For students of Catholics in America and of immigration, this is an essential study of identity and historical memory in the context of nativism and anti-Catholicism. For readers interested in the Civil War, this very valuable history sheds light on a much-overlooked group of citizen soldiers.
In his Author! Author! blog series, Museum president Gary T. Johnson highlights works that draw on our collection.