August 20, 2019

Today in History: Cardinal James Gibbons

Cardinal James Gibbons, 1834-1921
Today in History–July 23–the Library of Congress features Roman Catholic Cardinal James Gibbons, born on this date in 1834 in Pennsylvania. The second U.S. cardinal, Gibbons was a supporter of child labor reform and advocate of the separation of church and state. Learn more about this proactive priest and his journeys to and in the United States by visiting the Today in History section, then check out the primary source sets listed below.

Cardinal James Gibbons primary source set

Cardinal Gibbons historical newspaper coverage

Catholic-related primary source set

Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture

John Carroll, First Bishop of Baltimore

Primary Source Spotlight: Religion

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