James, Cardinal Gibbons was a key figure in American Catholic history as a major leader and spokesman during a tumultuous time of industrial growth, contentious immigration, and structural change in American society. He was also a founder and first Chancellor of The Catholic University of America (CUA) and a confidant to American Presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. For more, please see
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Americans celebrating their independence from Great Britain seldom remember Catholic contributions to the national cause. This is not surprising, as Catholics made up only an estimated one percent of the population of the nascent republic. Colonial America was generally prejudiced against Catholics and had enacted various civil and legal restrictions. Nevertheless, many Catholics rose to prominence in the front ranks of the struggle. Among these Catholic Patriots of the Revolution were three remarkable members of the prominent Carroll family of Maryland. For more, please see
Applications for 2016
Deadline: May 16, 2016
The Maryland Historical Society invites applications for its Research Fellowship program. The society offers fellowships each year designed to promote scholarship in Maryland history and culture through research in its library collections. Applications will be welcomed from independent scholars, graduate students, or university faculty in any discipline appropriate to its collections.
The Washington Area Early American Seminar, hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park (near downtown DC) invites proposals from scholars wishing to present work in progress in the next academic year on any topic connected to Atlantic world or American history prior to 1865.
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