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The Resource Selected Letters of A.M.A. Blanchet, Bishop of Walla Walla and Nesqualy (1846-1879), edited by Roberta Stringham Brown and Patricia O'Connell Killen ; translated by Roberta Stringham Brown

Selected Letters of A.M.A. Blanchet, Bishop of Walla Walla and Nesqualy (1846-1879), edited by Roberta Stringham Brown and Patricia O'Connell Killen ; translated by Roberta Stringham Brown

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Selected Letters of A.M.A. Blanchet, Bishop of Walla Walla and Nesqualy (1846-1879)
Title
Selected Letters of A.M.A. Blanchet, Bishop of Walla Walla and Nesqualy (1846-1879)
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edited by Roberta Stringham Brown and Patricia O'Connell Killen ; translated by Roberta Stringham Brown
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In 1846, French Canadian-born A.M.A. Blanchet was named the first Catholic bishop of Walla Walla in the area soon to become Washington Territory. He arrived at Fort Walla Walla in late September 1847, part of the largest movement over the Oregon Trail to date. During the thirty-two years of Blanchet's tenure in the Northwest, the region underwent profound social and political change as the Hudson's Bay Company moved headquarters and many operations north following the Oregon Treaty, U.S. government and institutions were established, and Native American inhabitants dealt with displacement and discrimination. Blanchet chronicled both his own pastoral and administrative life and his observations on the world around him in a voluminous correspondence-almost nine hundred letters-to religious superiors and colleagues in Montreal, Paris, and Rome; funding organizations; other missionaries; and U.S. officials. This selection of Blanchet's letters provides a fascinating view of Washington Territory as seen through the eyes of an intelligent, devout, energetic, perceptive, and occasionally irascible cleric and administrator. Almost all of Blanchet's correspondence was in French. Roberta Stringham Brown and Patricia O'Connell Killen have chosen forty-five of those letters to translate and annotate, creating a history of early Washington that provides new insights into relationships, events, and personalities. A number of the letters provide first-hand glimpses of familiar events, such as the Whitman tragedy, the California gold rush, Indian wars and land displacement, transportation advances, and the domestic material culture of a frontier borderland. Others voice the hardships of historically underrepresented groups, including Native Americans, Metis, and French Canadians, and the experiences of ordinary people in growing population centers such as Seattle, Walla Walla, and Vancouver, Wash-ington. Still others describe the struggle to bring social, medical, and educational institutions to the region, a struggle in which women religious workers played a key role. The letters-and the editors' fascinating annotations-provide an engaging and insightful look at an important period in the history of the Pacific Northwest and southwest Canada. Roberta Stringham Brown is professor of French at Pacific Lutheran University. Patricia O'Connell Killen is professor of religious studies and academic vice president at Gonzaga University"--
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1797-1887
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Blanchet, Augustine Magloire Alexander
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Killen, Patricia O'Connell
  • Brown, Roberta Stringham
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  • Blanchet, Augustine Magloire Alexander
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Blanchet, Augustine Magloire Alexander
  • Catholic Church
  • Washington Territory
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Bishops
  • United States
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Letters
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Selected Letters of A.M.A. Blanchet, Bishop of Walla Walla and Nesqualy (1846-1879), edited by Roberta Stringham Brown and Patricia O'Connell Killen ; translated by Roberta Stringham Brown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn867740257
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First edition
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780295804583
Lccn
2013008903
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computer
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rdamedia
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22573/ctvctcwg3
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(OCoLC)867740257
Label
Selected Letters of A.M.A. Blanchet, Bishop of Walla Walla and Nesqualy (1846-1879), edited by Roberta Stringham Brown and Patricia O'Connell Killen ; translated by Roberta Stringham Brown
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn867740257
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295804583
Lccn
2013008903
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctcwg3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867740257

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