Sturdy Roots
Case Study in Courage
Mother Caroline Friess

50 Years Later

In her study of Mother Caroline as an immigrant woman, "Adapting the Vision," historian Anne Butler reveals the challenges faced by young Caroline in 19th century America. Reflect on Mother Caroline's courage as she responded to a variety of political and ecclesiastical situations. Feel the pulse of the society she chose to be her own. As a professional historian, Butler, who was taught by SSNDs, offers some unique insights into the personality and character of Mother Caroline. Review the questions that Butler has provided which will help you explore the depth of Mother Caroline's experience.

Case Study in Courage
Family of Origins
Adapting the Vision
Steamboat Explosion
Letter from Margaret to Caroline
Conversation with Gerry
Lost Identity

Adapting the Vision

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