Working for God, Country, and “Our Poor Mexicans”: Catholic Women and Americanization at the San Antonio National Catholic Community House, 1919-1924
Journal of American Ethnic History
University of Illinois
The article discusses the role that the Women's Committee of the National Catholic War Council (and later the National Council of Catholic Women) played in establishing the community center known as National Catholic Community House in San Antonio, Texas from 1919 through 1924, with a particular focus on its efforts to Americanize Mexican immigrants within the city. The role that American Catholic women played in the Community House, including in regard to educator, administrator, and Executive Secretary of the NCCW Agnes Regan, is discussed.
Women, Catholic, Americanization, San Antonio, Mexican Immigration
Petit, Jeanne. “Working for God, Country, and ‘Our Poor Mexicans’: Catholic Women and Americanization at the San Antonio National Catholic Community House, 1919-1924.” Journal of American Ethnic History 34, no. 3 (April 1, 2015): 5–33. doi:10.5406/jamerethnhist.34.3.0005.