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Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago,

Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago,

1914-1954 (University of Chicago Press), comes at a time when violence and

racial tension again plague the city of Chicago. Neary's work is part biography

of the extraordinary Bishop Bernard Sheil, part urban study, part religious

survey, and part racial history, all combined into a fluid and fascinating text

that is as readable as it is informative. In the years between the first and

second world wars, migration in the United States changed dramatically. The

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