"Let us live for those who love us": Faith, Family, and the Contours of Manhood Among the Knights of Columbus in Late Nineteenth-Century Connecticut

@article{Koehlinger2004LetUL,
  title={"Let us live for those who love us": Faith, Family, and the Contours of Manhood Among the Knights of Columbus in Late Nineteenth-Century Connecticut},
  author={Amy Koehlinger},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
  year={2004},
  volume={38},
  pages={455 - 469}
}
  • Amy Koehlinger
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • History
  • Journal of Social History
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