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Our lead article, "Hearing the Silence: The University of Dayton, the Ku Klux Klan, and Catholic Universities and Colleges in the 1920s" by William Vance Trollinger, Jr., tells us of the "second" KKK, cross burnings and a bombing at that school. The author also pursues the curious absence of these events from Dayton's institutional histories, and explores the same silence in the histories of other schools that were similarly impacted.

Andrew Jacobs examines how unionization efforts among California farm workers and the national boycott of table grapes played out in the religious press in the period from 1965-1970.

William P. Miskinis sheds light on the political and religious tensions present in the Early Republic as he brings scholarly attention to the early nineteenth century Catholic conversion narrative, the "Apology for the Conversion of Stephen Cleveland Blyth."

Michael F. Steltenkamp, S.J., contributes a very timely and interesting cover essay on "American Indian Sainthood and the Catholic Church."

A review symposium on Anne M. Butler's, Across God's Frontiers: Catholic Sisters in the American West, 1852-1920 shares perspectives from Amy Koehlinger, Steven M. Avella, David M. Emmons, and Micaela Larkin, and the author's response.

Our twice yearly sharing of dissertation abstracts brings nine new contributions to scholarship on the American Catholic experience, all of which just happen to come from state universities and historically Protestant institutions.

American Catholic Studies joins in celebrating Pope Francis, the first pope from the Americas. [End Page 1]

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