1. The Origins of Catholic Education -- 2. Strangers in the Land -- 3. A Range of Educational Experiences -- 4. The Campaign for Control -- 5. New Models for Parish Schools -- 6. The School Controversy -- 7. The Search for Order -- 8. Catholic Education and Modern American Society -- 9. The Making of Sister-Teachers -- 10. The Church-State-School Question -- 11. A Generation of Crisis -- 12. Catholic Schools Observed -- 13. The Church-State-School Question Revisited -- 14. A Decade of Doubt and Resolve.
The first historical study of American Catholic education in 25 years, Parish School tells the dramatic story of a social institution that has ingeniously adapted itself to almost constant change without abandoning its basic goals of preserving the religious faith of Catholic children and preparing them for productive roles in American society.