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The Resource The poor Indians : British missionaries, Native Americans, and colonial sensibility, Laura M. Stevens, (electronic book)

The poor Indians : British missionaries, Native Americans, and colonial sensibility, Laura M. Stevens, (electronic book)

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The poor Indians : British missionaries, Native Americans, and colonial sensibility
Title
The poor Indians
Title remainder
British missionaries, Native Americans, and colonial sensibility
Statement of responsibility
Laura M. Stevens
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Poor Indians, Laura Stevens delves deeply into the language and ideology British missionaries used to gain support, and she examines their wider cultural significance. Invoking pity and compassion for "the poor Indian" - a purely fictional construct - British missionaries used the Black Legend of cruelties perpetrated by Spanish conquistadors to contrast their own projects with those of Catholic missionaries, whose methods were often brutal and deceitful. They also tapped into a remarkably effective means of swaying British Christians by connecting the later's feelings of religious superiority with moral obligation. Describing mission work through metaphors of commerce, missionaries asked their readers in England to invest, financially and emotionally, in the cultivation of Indian souls. As they saved Indians from afar, supporters renewed their own faith, strengthened the empire against the corrosive effects of paganism, and invested in British Christianity with philanthropic fervor." "The Poor Indians thus uncovers the importance of religious feeling and commercial metaphor in strengthening imperial identity and colonial ties and shows how missionary writings helped fashion British subjects who were self-consciously transatlantic and imperial because they were religious, sentimental, and actively charitable."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Stevens, Laura M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Early American studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Missionaries
  • Anglicans
  • Protestants
  • Public opinion
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
The poor Indians : British missionaries, Native Americans, and colonial sensibility, Laura M. Stevens, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-247) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6 "Like Snow Against the Sun": The Christian Origins of the Vanishing Indian
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction: "The Common Bowels of Pity to the Miserable"
  • 1 Gold for Glass, Seeds to Fruit: Husbandry and Trade in Missionary Writings
  • 2 "I Have Received Your Christian and Very Loving Letter": Epistolarity and Transatlantic Community
  • 3 "The Reservoir of National Charity": The Role of the Missionary Society
  • 4 Indians, Deists, and the Anglican Quest for Compassion: The Sermons of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts
  • 5 The Sacrifice of Self: Emotional Expenditure and Transatlantic Ties in Brainerdi and Sergeant's Biographies
Control code
ocn759158222
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812219678
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812203080
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The poor Indians : British missionaries, Native Americans, and colonial sensibility, Laura M. Stevens, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-247) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6 "Like Snow Against the Sun": The Christian Origins of the Vanishing Indian
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction: "The Common Bowels of Pity to the Miserable"
  • 1 Gold for Glass, Seeds to Fruit: Husbandry and Trade in Missionary Writings
  • 2 "I Have Received Your Christian and Very Loving Letter": Epistolarity and Transatlantic Community
  • 3 "The Reservoir of National Charity": The Role of the Missionary Society
  • 4 Indians, Deists, and the Anglican Quest for Compassion: The Sermons of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts
  • 5 The Sacrifice of Self: Emotional Expenditure and Transatlantic Ties in Brainerdi and Sergeant's Biographies
Control code
ocn759158222
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812219678
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812203080
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote

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