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Author DeRogatis, Amy.

Title Moral Geography : Maps, Missionaries, and the American Frontier
Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (257 pages)
Series Religion and American Culture
Religion and American Culture
Contents List of Illustrations; Acnowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Benevolent Design: Mapping the Landscape; Mappers and Missionaries; The Connecticut Land Company: Mapping; In regard to the Heathen on our borders": Erasing the Natives; "The most benevolent designs": Missionary Publications; 2. Models of Piety: Protestant Missionaries on the Frontier; "I find I can preach, if I can ride": Missionary Letters; Difficulties inseparable to a family": Age, Marital Status, and Missions; "I have no prospect of being popular": Social Status and Missionary Labor
"Book knowledge is not all": The Heart, Not the Head"Born and raised in the woods": Homegrown Missionaries; 3. The Moral Garden of the Western World: Bodies, Towns, and Families; "Nurseries of piety": Body, Town, and Family; "A considerable phalanx of infidelity": Religious Rivalry and the Body; "Scattered promiscuously over the face of the country": Town Planning and Moral Order; "One great step towards a state of barbarism": Family and Home Order; 4. Geography Made Easy: Geographies and Travel Literature; Geography Made Easy: Mapping and Moralizing; Domestic Travel Narratives
Fairy-Tale Reports: Western Reserve Travel LiteratureA Correct View: New Connecticut as the Promised Land; 5. A Beacon in the WIlderness: Moral Inscriptions on the Landscape; The Oberlin Colony and Institute; Building Up Society: Missionary Institutions; Ecclesiastical Outlaws; Moral and Spatial Order; Conclusion: Moral Geography; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Subject Missionary Society of Connecticut -- History -- 19th century.
Christianity and geography -- Ohio -- Western Reserve -- History -- 19th century.
Congregational churches -- Missions -- Connecticut -- Ohio -- Western Reserve -- History -- 19th century.
Missions -- Ohio -- Western Reserve -- History -- 19th century.
Presbyterian Church -- Missions -- Ohio -- Western Reserve -- History -- 19th century.
Western Reserve (Ohio) -- Church history -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 023150859X (electronic bk.)
9780231508599 (electronic bk.)