Poverty, Chastity and Change: Lives of Contemporary American Nuns

A collection drawn from 94 oral history interviews the author conducted with women religious across the country.

"This work makes a valuable contribution to many disciplines in that it makes visible the lives and accomplishments of hundreds of thousands of American women who are only now emerging as a topic of serious scholarship."
Florence Deacon, Oral History Review, Winter/​Spring 1999


"Each woman met in the pages of this book manifests an astonishing degree of self-awareness along with an ability to articulate it."
Mary Jeremy Daigler, , March 3, 1997