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

Author: Laura M Stevens
Publisher: Philadelphia [Pa.] : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2004.
Series: Early American studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 that humans were inherently good because they felt sorrow at the sign of suffering.
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Stevens, Laura M.
Poor Indians.
Philadelphia [Pa.] : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004042027
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura M Stevens
ISBN: 9780812203080 0812203089 9780812238129 0812238125
OCLC Number: 759158222
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 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 --
6 "Like Snow Against the Sun": The Christian Origins of the Vanishing Indian --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Early American studies.
Responsibility: Laura M. Stevens.
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