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Query: modernization of the administration of the Papal States 1860-1870

Dear H-Catholic list members:

We have received a query from David Alvarez, Professor Emeritus, Saint Mary's College of California.  His question is below:

For research into efforts at "modernization" in the Papal States in the period 1860-1870, I would appreciate recommendations concerning secondary sources on the administration/bureaucracy of the Papal States in the first half of the nineteenth century.  The sources may be in English, French, or Italian.

The Darkness is the Light – Father Cyprian Davis and the Black American Catholic Experience

“Black Theology arises from the experience of being black and oppressed in the United States. It is a theology which seeks, first, to speak to Black people where they are now. It explains what it means to them to be black and Christian. Only then does it look beyond the Black community and present itself, without apology, to the white Christian world.