Item #List1632 Coming to Providence: Convent Life Exposed, Great Lectures on Romanism. Religion - Anti-Catholicism, Margaret Shepherd.

Coming to Providence: Convent Life Exposed, Great Lectures on Romanism.

Providence: 1893 or 1899. First Edition. 4 pages, 12 x 9 1/4 inches, on one folding sheet; thin paper, light chipping at edges. Very Good. Item #List1632

A broadside advertising an appearance by Margaret Shepherd, a nativist speaker who passed as an ex-nun, lecturing prolifically on Catholicism and helping fuel nativist sentiment in the years following the publication of her likely fictitious autobiography, My Life in the Convent: Or the Marvellous Personal Experiences of Margaret L. Shepherd (Sister Magdalene Adelaide), Consecrated Penitent of the Arno’s Court Convent, Bristol, England (1893). Anti-Catholic sentiment was a fundamental part of nativist organizations during the period, including the KKK, and Shepherd was one of several “ex-nuns” who lectured on the subject.

Price: $475.00