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187 contributors james r. barrett, professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago and studied comparative working-class history at Warwick University and the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his Ph.D. in 1981. His books include Steve Nelson, American Radical (1981), Work and Community in the Jungle: Chicago’s Packinghouse Workers, 1894–1922 (1987), and William Z. Foster and the Tragedy of American Radicalism (2000) as well as critical editions of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle (1988) and Hutchins Hapgood’s The Spirit of Labor (2004). He is coeditor of the University of Illinois Press series The Working Class in American History. Barrett is currently working on two books—Americanization from the Bottom Up, a study of the role of the Irish in the multiethnic cultures of American cities, and In the Neighborhoods, which combines autobiography and social history to convey a sense of life in Chicago’s ethnic working-class neighborhoods in the 1950s and 1960s. anne m. butler, Trustee Professor, Emerita, from Utah State University , and a scholar of the American West, taught U. S. history for thirty years and for fourteen served as associate editor, coeditor, or senior editor of the Western Historical Quarterly. She is known for her work concerning criminal women and is the author of Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West and Gendered Justice in the American West: Women Prisoners in Men’s Penitentiaries, both published by the University of Illinois Press. Her current research focuses on Roman Catholic Sisters in the late-nineteenth-century West, and she is coeditor, with Michael E. Engh, S.J., and Thomas W. Spalding , C.F.X., of The Frontiers and Catholic Identities. Butler has written about Mother Katharine Drexel, SBS; Mother Caroline, SSND; and Mother Amadeus, OSU. Other published articles deal with the Sisters of Charity of Providence and the Sisters of the Holy Names in the Pacific Northwest, the Daughters of Charity in Nevada, and the Sisters of the Holy Spirit in Texas. An earlier version of this article, “Western Spaces, 01.i-x_1-198_Salv.indd 187 11/3/06 9:55:31 AM Catholic Places,” won the 2001 Arrington-Prucha Prize of the Western History Association. david emmons is professor emeritus of history at the University of Montana. In addition to The Butte Irish, Emmons is the author of Garden in the Grasslands: Boomer Literature of the Central Plains as well as a number of articles on Irish American and Western history. He is currently completing the last chapters of “Beyond the American Pale: Irish Outlanders and the American West, 1840–1930,” which he hopes to publish in the University of Wisconsin Press series on the history of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora. maureen fitzgerald is an associate professor of religious studies and American studies at the College of William and Mary. Her book, Habits of Compassion: Irish Catholic Nuns and the Origins of New York’s Welfare System, 1830–1920, was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2005. mario t. garcía is a professor of history and Chicano studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A Guggenheim Fellow, he is the author of numerous books on Chicano history, including Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso, 1880–1920; Mexican Americans: Leadership, Ideology and Identity, 1930–1960; and Memories of Chicano History: The Life and Narrative of Bert Corona. He has received a UCSB Faculty Teacher of the Year award. philip gleason, professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of Conservative Reformers: German-American Catholics and the Social Order (1968); Keeping the Faith: American Catholicism Past and Present (1987); Speaking of Diversity: Language and Ethnicity in Twentieth-Century America (1992); and Contending with Modernity: Catholic Higher Education in the Twentieth Century (1995). He now lives in Evanston, Illinois. joseph a. mccartin is an associate professor of history at Georgetown University. He is the author of Labor’s Great War: The Struggle for Industrial Democracy and the Origins of Modern American Labor Relations (University of North Carolina Press, 1997), coeditor with Melvyn Dubofsky of American Labor: A Documentary Collection (Palgrave Macmillan , 2004), and coeditor with Michael Kazin of Americanism: Essays on the History of an Ideal (University of North Carolina Press, 2006). He is now working on a book about the 1981 air traffic controllers’ strike and 01.i-x_1-198_Salv.indd 188 11/3/06 9:55...


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