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Competing kingdoms [electronic resource] : women, mission, nation, and the American Protestant empire, 1812-1960 / edited by Barbara Reeves-Ellington, Kathryn Kish Sklar, and Connie A. Shemo.

Publication:
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (431 p.)
Series:
American encounters/global interactions.
American encounters/global interactions
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Subjects:
Women in missionary work -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Women in missionary work -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Protestant churches -- Missions -- History -- 19th century.
Protestant churches -- Missions -- History -- 20th century.
Protestant churches -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Protestant churches -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 19th century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This work rethinks the importance of women and religion within U.S. imperial culture from the early nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth. In an era when the United States was emerging as a world power to challenge the hegemony of European imperial powers, American women missionaries strove to create a new Kingdom of God. They did much to shape a Protestant empire based on American values and institutions. This book examines American women's activism in a broad transnational context. It offers a complex array of engagements with their efforts to provide rich intercultural histories about the global expansion of American culture and American Protestantism. An international and interdisciplinary group of scholars, the contributors bring under-utilized evidence from U.S. and non-U.S. sources to bear on the study of American women missionaries abroad and at home. Focusing on women from several denominations, they build on the insights of postcolonial scholarship to incorporate the agency of the people among whom missionaries lived. They explore how people in China, the Congo Free State, Egypt, India, Japan, Ndebeleland (colonial Rhodesia), Ottoman Bulgaria, and the Philippines perceived, experienced, and negotiated American cultural expansion. They also consider missionary work among people within the United States who were constructed as foreign, including African Americans, Native Americans, and Chinese immigrants. By presenting multiple cultural perspectives, this collection challenges simplistic notions about missionary cultural imperialism, revealing the complexity of American missionary attitudes toward race and the ways that ideas of domesticity were reworked and appropriated in various settings. It expands the field of U.S. women's history into the international arena, increases understanding of the global spread of American culture, and offers new concepts for analyzing the history of American empire.
Contents:
Women's mission in historical perspective : American identity and Christian internationalism / Jane H. Hunter
Woman, missions, and empire : new approaches to American cultural expansion / Ian Tyrrell
Canonizing Harriet Newell : women, the evangelical press, and the foreign mission movement in New England, 1800/1840 / Mary Kupiec Cayton
An unwomanly woman and her sons in Christ : faith, empire, and gender in colonial Rhodesia, 1899/1906 / Wendy Urban-Mead
"So thoroughly American": Gertrude Howe, Kang Cheng, and cultural imperialism in the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, 1872/1931 / Connie A. Shemo
From redeemers to partners : American women missionaries and the "woman question" in India, 1919/1939 / Susan Haskell Khan
Settler colonists, "Christian citizenship," and the Women's Missionary Federation at the Bethany Indian Mission in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, 1884/1934 / Betty Ann Bergland
New life, new faith, new nation, new women : competing models at the door of Hope Mission in Shanghai / Sue Gronewold
"No nation can rise higher than its women" : the women's ecumenical missionary movement and Tokyo Woman's Christian College / Rui Kohiyama
Nile mother : Lillian Trasher and the orphans of Egypt / Beth Baron
Embracing domesticity : women, mission, and nation building in Ottoman Europe, 1832/1872 / Barbara Reeves-Ellington
Imperial encounters at home : women, empire, and the home mission project in late nineteenth-century America / Derek Chang
Three African American women missionaries in the Congo, 1887/1899 : the confluence of race, culture, identity, and nationality / Sylvia M. Jacobs
"Stepmother America" : the Woman's Board of Missions in the Philippines, 1902/1930 / Laura R. Prieto
Conclusion : doing everything : religion, race, and empire in the U.S. Protestant women's missionary enterprise, 1812/1960 / Mary A. Renda.
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Description based on print version record
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 28. Okt 2020)
Contributor:
Reeves-Ellington, Barbara, 1949-
Sklar, Kathryn Kish.
Shemo, Connie Anne.
ISBN:
1-283-06552-5
9786613065520
0-8223-9259-3
OCLC:
662619901
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780822392590 doi