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Acknowledgments I am indebted to many people and institutions for providing me with support. With a deep sense of gratitude and respect, I acknowledge the sisters and archivists of the women’s religious congregations: Sisters Campion Kuhn, CSC; Kathryn Callahan, CSC; Georgia Costin, CSC; and Julie McGuire, CSC, of the Sisters of the Holy Cross in Notre Dame, Indiana, along with Carolynn Landgrebe; Sisters Mary Kraft, CSJ, and Charlene Sullivan, CSJ, of the St. Paul, Minnesota, and St. Louis, Missouri, provinces of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet; Sister Francisca Eiken, CCVI, of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas; and Sister Eileen A. Kelley, SP, of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in Terre Haute, Indiana. The personnel of the Hesburgh Memorial Library at the University of Notre Dame, particularly Charlotte Ames and the staff in the university archives, helped me identify the many sources in American Catholic history . I am also grateful to the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Marillac Provincial House, St. Louis, Missouri, who provided a copy of Mother Xavier Clark’s “Instructions for the Care of the Sick,” and to Christopher J. Kauffman, who recommended this rich source. Thanks also to Stan Larson and Walter Jones in the Special Collections Department, Manuscript Division, University of Utah Libraries, Salt Lake City, Utah; the staff at the Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah; personnel at the Catholic Archives of Texas, Austin, Texas; Chris Floerke and Dolores B. Olivarez at the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio; Jean Denham at the Memorial Hospital Archives, South Bend, Indiana; and the Indiana Center Province Archives, Notre Dame, Indiana. The project was shaped by the intellectually stimulating environment at the University of Notre Dame. The history department offered continued xvi Wall_FM_3rd.qxd 4/11/2005 2:46 PM Page xvi support through all my endeavors. Christopher Hamlin was the best advisor and mentor anyone could ever have. Besides sharing his expertise, he always was encouraging, enthusiastic, and available, and it was a pleasure to be his student. I have also benefited from the guidance of R. Scott Appleby, Gail Bederman, and Suellen Hoy, all of whom shared their time and their wealth of knowledge. I also extend a special thank-you to Susan Strasser, Philip Scranton, and Roger Horowitz who organized a conference sponsored by the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library in 2001. Entitled Commodifying Everything: Consumption and the Capitalist Enterprise, this conference brought together scholars from multiple disciplines. I especially want to thank Keith Wailoo for his comments on my paper presentation and for helping me to see that nuns’ charitable and economic roles did not have to be mutually exclusive. I acknowledge Routledge for their permission to use excerpts from my chapter in the book that resulted from this conference: “Healthcare as Product: Catholic Sisters Confront Charity and the Hospital Marketplace, 1865–1925,” which appeared in Commodifying Everything: Relationships of the Market (Routledge: © 2003), 143–68, ed. Susan Strasser, reproduced with permission of Routledge/Taylor & Francis Books, Inc. This book reflects discussions at other scholarly conferences and sessions. I have learned much from comments by Christopher J.Kauffman,Ronald L. Numbers, Sister Mary Denis Maher, Sister Mary Oates, Conevery Bolton Valencius, and the Women’s Studies Brown Bag group at Purdue University. Excerpts of other articles have been revised and incorporated here, and I am grateful for permission to use these materials: “The Pin-Striped Habit: Balancing Charity and Business in Catholic Hospitals, 1865–1915,” which appeared in Nursing Research 51, no. 1 (© 2002): 50–58, reproduced with permission of Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; “Science and Ritual: The Hospital as Medical and Sacred Space, 1865–1925,” which appeared in Nursing History Review 11 (© 2003): 51–68, reproduced with permission from Springer Publishing Company, Inc., New York 10012; “ ‘We Might As Well Burn It’: Catholic SisterNurses and Hospital Control, 1865–1930,” which appeared in US Catholic Historian 20, no. 1 (©2002): 21–39, reproduced with permission from the University of Notre Dame Press; with Elaine Sorensen Marshall: “Religion , Gender, and Autonomy: A Comparison of Two Religious Women’s Groups in Nursing and Hospitals in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries,” which appeared in Advances in Nursing Science 22, no. 1 (© 1999): 1–13, 18–22, reproduced with permission from Lippincott , Williams, and Wilkins; and with Sioban Nelson, “ ‘Our Heels Are...


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