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The civilising mission and the English middle class, 1792-1850 : the 'heathen' at home and overseas

Author: Alison Twells
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the 19th-century home and overseas missionary and philanthropic movements, focusing on the roles of men and women, middle-class formation, and ideas of race and cultural difference.
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Twells
ISBN: 9781403920409 1403920400
OCLC Number: 150361406
Description: xiv, 353 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The missionary movement, the local and the global --
'One blood' : the 'heathen' at home and overseas in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century missions --
Charity begun at home : missionary philanthropy and the new middle class in Sheffield --
Missionary domesticity and 'woman's sphere' : the Reads of Wincobank Hall --
'Bringing about the world's restoration' : missionary women and the creation of a global Christian community --
Trembling philanthropists? : missionary philanthropy under pressure --
'A Christian and civilized land' : the English missionary public and the South Pacific.
Other Titles: Civilizing mission and the English middle class
Responsibility: Alison Twells.
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