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Maria Monk was a Canadian woman whose controversial book, "Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk," caused a stir in the 19th century. Born in 1816, Monk claimed to have escaped a Montreal convent where she alleged that sexual abuse, infanticide, and other horrors took place. This gripping tale gained attention, especially among anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant groups in the United States. While her claims were widely disputed and proven to be false, Monk's book contributed to the growing nativist sentiment of the era. Uncover the captivating story of Maria Monk and the enduring impact of her sensational but discredited revelations.

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