The second installment in this series will focus upon the response of the American Catholic Church to the political and economic impact of late nineteenth century immigration. It will trace the development of Catholic faith based organizations and their effect on urban poverty.
In addition, the class will trace the impact of the Second Industrial Revolution and the Great Upheaval of Labor (1884-87) on the development of Catholic political and economic thought. The writings of William Graham Sumner and Henry George will be compared and contrasted to the political and social philosophy of Charles Carroll of Carrollton and Orestes Brownson.
Pope Leo XIII’s Plea for the Italian Immigrants in America (1888) will be used as a primary source in the examination of the challenges to the Church posed by immigration and industrialization.
6:45 PM, May 27, at the CNY Marian Center