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Author Barthel, Joan.

Title American saint : the life of Elizabeth Seton / Joan Barthel ; [foreword by Maya Angelou].

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Seton,E BAR    Available
Edition First edition.
Description x, 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-282) and index.
Summary "Elizabeth was born into a prominent New York City family in 1774. Her father was the chief health officer for the Port of New York and she lived down the block from Alexander Hamilton. She danced at George Washington's sixty-fifth birthday ball wearing cream-colored monogrammed slippers. Catholicism was illegal in New York when she was born; Catholic priests seen in the city were arrested, sometimes hung. When Elizabeth and her wealthy husband, Will, sailed to Italy in a doomed attempt to cure his tuberculosis, she and her family were quarantined in a damp dungeon. And when Elizabeth later became a Catholic, she was so scorned that people talked of burning down her house"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Seton, Elizabeth Ann, Saint, 1774-1821.
Christian saints -- United States -- Biography.
Added Author Angelou, Maya, writer of supplementary textual content.
ISBN 9780312571627 (hardcover) $26.99
0312571623 (hardcover)

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