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The poor Indians : British missionaries, Native Americans, and colonial sensibility

Author: Laura M Stevens
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2004.
Series: Early American studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura M Stevens
ISBN: 0812238125 9780812238129 0812219678 9780812219678
OCLC Number: 54966622
Description: 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Gold for glass, seeds to fruit : husbandry and trade in missionary writings --
"I have received your Christian and very loving letter" : epistolarity and transatlantic community --
"The reservoir of national charity" : the role of the missionary society --
Indians, deists, and the Anglican quest for compassion : the sermons of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts --
The sacrifice of self : emotional expenditure and transatlantic ties in Brainerd's and Sergeant's biographies --
"Like snow against the sun" : the Christian origins of the vanishing Indian.
Series Title: Early American studies.
Responsibility: Laura M. Stevens.

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Missionary work, arising from a sense of pity, helped convince the British that they were a benevolent people. Stevens relates this to the rise of the cult of sensibility, when philosophers argued  Read more...

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