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Author Conroy-Krutz, Emily, author.

Title Christian imperialism : converting the world in the early American republic / Emily Conroy-Krutz
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource
Series The United States in the world
United States in the world.
Contents 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
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
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Subject American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions -- History
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
Missions, American -- History -- 19th century
Political messianism -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century
RELIGION -- Christian Ministry -- Missions.
Christianity and politics.
Missions, American.
Political messianism.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic book
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780801453533