Georgetown's Second Founder: Fr. Giovanni Grassi's News on the Present Condition of the Republic of the United States of North America (Hardcover)

Georgetown's Second Founder: Fr. Giovanni Grassi's News on the Present Condition of the Republic of the United States of North America By Giovanni Grassi, Roberto Severino (Translator), Robert Emmett Curran (Foreword by) Cover Image

Georgetown's Second Founder: Fr. Giovanni Grassi's News on the Present Condition of the Republic of the United States of North America (Hardcover)

By Giovanni Grassi, Roberto Severino (Translator), Robert Emmett Curran (Foreword by)

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Father Grassi was the ninth president of Georgetown and pioneered its transition to a modern university, earning him the moniker Georgetown's Second Founder. Originally published in Italian in 1818 and translated here into English for the first time, Grassi's rich observations of life in the young republic will fascinate historians of Catholicism.

Father Giovanni Antonio Grassi was born in Schilpario, in the region of Lombardy, Italy, in 1775. He studied in the seminary of Bergamo and joined the Jesuits as a novice in 1799. In 1810 he traveled to the United States, where he met John Carroll, Bishop of Baltimore. Grassi served as president of Georgetown University from 1812 to 1817. He returned to Italy in 1817, where he died in Rome in 1849.Roberto Severino is a professor emeritus of Italian at Georgetown University.Robert Emmett Curran is a professor emeritus of history at Georgetown University and is the author of the three-volume series A History of Georgetown University (Georgetown University Press, 2010).
Product Details ISBN: 9781647120436
ISBN-10: 1647120438
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2021
Pages: 152
Language: English