History of Roman Catholicism...Exhibiting a Full and Impartial Detail of the Superstitions, Corruptions, and Tyranny of the Papal Church
History of Roman Catholicism...Exhibiting a Full and Impartial Detail of the Superstitions, Corruptions, and Tyranny of the Papal Church
History of Roman Catholicism...Exhibiting a Full and Impartial Detail of the Superstitions, Corruptions, and Tyranny of the Papal Church
History of Roman Catholicism...Exhibiting a Full and Impartial Detail of the Superstitions, Corruptions, and Tyranny of the Papal Church

History of Roman Catholicism...Exhibiting a Full and Impartial Detail of the Superstitions, Corruptions, and Tyranny of the Papal Church

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History of Roman Catholicism: from the Reign of Constantine the Great, A. D. 325, down to the Present Time, Exhibiting a Full and Impartial Detail of the Superstitions, Corruptions, and Tyranny of the Papal Church; Including also a correct account of the Rise and Progress of Jesuitism, Monachism, and the Inquisition. Together with a full Disclosure of the Secret Designs and Operations of Popery in the United States, compiled and abridged from the most Authentic Sources. New York: S. L. Holbrook & Co., 1836. First Edition. [7001]

Full calf, spine decorated in gilt with a red leather title label, 5 3/4 x 9 inches, 1 inch surface split bottom of front outer hinge, boards very secure and the binding is tight. Marbled page edges, (i)-xii., (13)-600 pp., some foxing. Includes an index. Very good.

The author says in his preface that the increasing tide of Catholic emigration to the United States is a cause for alarm and that the country was in danger of "subversion or corruption of our civil and religious institutions." He attempts to arouse American churches to the danger they are facing, says that investigation of Catholic criminality is the duty of the patriot and the christian, that toleration is being carried too far, that an Anti-Catholic Society should be organized, and that Rome boasts of the destruction of the American Republic. Pp. 499-559 are devoted specifically to Popery in the United States.

An anonymous publication issued during the period of nativist anti-catholicism in the United States. Maria Monk's Awful Disclosures were published the same year. The Ursuline convent of Charlestown, MA, had been burned to the ground two years previous. The author gives a history of Roman Catholicism; brief Lives of the Popes; and ties it all together with suggestions for protecting the American Republic from Catholic intrigues.