Hello! My name is Dan Snow. I am currently a junior working on a BA in History at Loyola University Chicago. As a student in Loyola’s inaugural Ramonat Seminar, I will be studying the roles and legacies of Catholic immigrants to Chicago in the 1800s. My blog is one of many perspectives from this class: feel free to visit other students’ blogs and learn more about our class here.

Update (6-24-16): As an added note, I would like to point out that my paper won the inaugural Susan Ramonat Prize for Scholarly Excellence, and that this very blog won the Loyola History Department’s annual blogging contest. A big thanks to Dr. Roberts and Susan Ramonat!

Update (11-7-17): While I have since graduated from Loyola, my paper has continued to develop. It is now titled ““For the Defense of Our Interests”: French-American Devotion and Identity in Chicago, 1850-1950,” and is set to be published by The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society in Spring 2019.


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