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The Church and the Land
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The Church and the Land is the first scholarly history of the Catholic rural life movement in the United States from its beginning in the 1920s to the present day. It tells the story of the men and women of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC) who labored to bring Catholic principles into effect to benefit the farm families, agricultural laborers, and others who lived in the American countrysid

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. iii-iii
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. iv-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-vii
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  1. Tables Listing
  2. pp. viii-viii
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  1. Illustrations Listing
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. 1. Catholic Rural America to 1920
  2. pp. 1-31
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  1. 2. O’Hara and the Formation of the Conference
  2. pp. 32-57
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  1. 3. The Catholic Rural Population Problem
  2. pp. 58-84
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  1. 4. The Great Depression
  2. pp. 85-101
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  1. 5. Programs to Meet the Crisis
  2. pp. 102-128
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  1. 6. Inside the NCRLC
  2. pp. 129-151
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  1. 7. Ligutti Takes the Helm
  2. pp. 152-175
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  1. 8. The Conference Becomes International
  2. pp. 176-191
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  1. 9. Helping Developing Countries
  2. pp. 192-223
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  1. 10. The End of the Ligutti Era
  2. pp. 224-230
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  1. 11. Organizing for Social Involvement
  2. pp. 231-270
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  1. 12. For the Family Farm in the Age of Agribusiness
  2. pp. 271-312
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  1. 13. Fighting Poverty
  2. pp. 313-335
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  1. 14. Stewardship of the Planet
  2. pp. 336-357
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  1. 15. Catholic and American: The NCRLC over Eight Decades
  2. pp. 358-366
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 367-382
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 383-399
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