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Overlooked Narrators: What Women Religious Can Contribute to Feminist Oral History

An analysis of the dilemmas and obstacles, themes and conclusions that emerged from 93 oral history interviews with American Catholic women religious.

"It is my sugestion that contemporary women religious have been overlooked by oral historians and by feminists as vital sources of personal documentary and that their narratives provide an important perspective on the social, political, and religious trends of the last thirty years....Whenever there was a political or social issue that affected American life, women religious were there. They may not have been the first or the most important or the only ones there, but they were there."

Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies
Volume XIX, Number 3, 1998