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The Resource Christian imperialism : converting the world in the early American republic, Emily Conroy-Krutz

Christian imperialism : converting the world in the early American republic, Emily Conroy-Krutz

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Christian imperialism : converting the world in the early American republic
Title
Christian imperialism
Title remainder
converting the world in the early American republic
Statement of responsibility
Emily Conroy-Krutz
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1812, eight American missionaries, under the direction of the recently formed American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, sailed from the United States to South Asia. The plans that motivated their voyage were no less grand than taking part in the Protestant conversion of the entire world. Over the next several decades, these men and women were joined by hundreds more American missionaries at stations all over the globe...In describing how American missionaries interacted with a range of foreign locations (including India, Liberia, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, North America, and Singapore) and imperial contexts, Christian Imperialism provides a new perspective on how Americans thought of their country's role in the world. While in the early republican period many were engaged in territorial expansion in the west, missionary supporters looked east and across the seas toward Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Conroy-Krutz's history of the mission movement reveals that strong Anglo-American and global connections persisted through the early republic. Considering Britain and its empire to be models for their work, the missionaries of the American Board attempted to convert the globe into the image of Anglo-American civilization." -- Publisher's description
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266/.02373
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BV2410
LC item number
.C66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The United States in the world
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Christian imperialism : converting the world in the early American republic, Emily Conroy-Krutz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: An American missionary in London -- Introduction: Christian imperialism and American foreign missions -- Hierarchies of heathenism -- Missions on the British model -- Mission schools and the meaning of conversion -- Missions as settler colonies -- American politics and the Cherokee mission -- Missionaries and colonies -- A "Christian colony" in Singapore -- Conclusion: Missions and American imperialism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780801453533
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015006493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903873630
  • (OCoLC)ocn903873630
Label
Christian imperialism : converting the world in the early American republic, Emily Conroy-Krutz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: An American missionary in London -- Introduction: Christian imperialism and American foreign missions -- Hierarchies of heathenism -- Missions on the British model -- Mission schools and the meaning of conversion -- Missions as settler colonies -- American politics and the Cherokee mission -- Missionaries and colonies -- A "Christian colony" in Singapore -- Conclusion: Missions and American imperialism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780801453533
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015006493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903873630
  • (OCoLC)ocn903873630

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