Administrative Problems of Catholic Schools From 1840 to 1900

Vincent J McLaughlin, Fordham University


Catholic education in the United States may be divided into two great periods, each having its own peculiar problems. The first extends: from colonial days to 1840; the second from 1840 to 1900, when Catholic education ceased its tremendous unorganized growth and became centralized in a diocesan school system. The former period, prior to the great influx of Catholic immigration, was an era of individual initiative, the latter was characterized by a phenomenal growth of schools in an effort to meet the demands of an ever-increasing Catholic population.

Subject Area

Educational administration|Religious education

Recommended Citation

McLaughlin, Vincent J, "Administrative Problems of Catholic Schools From 1840 to 1900" (1938). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29282553.