By Emily Conroy-Krutz
In 1812, 8 American missionaries, less than the course of the lately shaped American Board of Commissioners for overseas Missions, sailed from the U.S. to South Asia. The plans that influenced their voyage have been ano much less grand than enjoying the Protestant conversion of the total global. Over the following numerous a long time, those women and men have been joined through thousands extra American missionaries at stations all around the globe. Emily Conroy-Krutz exhibits the miraculous volume of the early missionary impulse and demonstrates that American evangelical Protestants of the early 19th century have been encouraged through Christian imperialism—an knowing of diplomacy that asserted the obligation of supposedly Christian countries, resembling the U.S. and Britain, to exploit their colonial and advertisement strength to unfold Christianity.
In describing how American missionaries interacted with various overseas destinations (including India, Liberia, the center East, the Pacific Islands, North the USA, and Singapore) and imperial contexts, Christian Imperialism offers a brand new standpoint on how americans considered their country's position on the planet. whereas within the early republican interval many have been engaged in territorial growth within the west, missionary supporters regarded east and around the seas towards Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Conroy-Krutz's historical past of the venture circulate unearths that powerful Anglo-American and international connections continued in the course of the early republic. contemplating Britain and its empire to be types for his or her paintings, the missionaries of the yankee Board tried to transform the globe into just like Anglo-American civilization.
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