By Barbara Reeves-Ellington,Kathryn Kish Sklar,Connie A. Shemo
An foreign and interdisciplinary staff of students, the participants convey under-utilized facts from U.S. and non-U.S. resources to endure at the examine of yank girls missionaries overseas and at domestic. targeting ladies from a number of denominations, they construct at the insights of postcolonial scholarship to include the organisation of the folks between whom missionaries lived. They discover how humans in China, the Congo loose nation, Egypt, India, Japan, Ndebeleland (colonial Rhodesia), Ottoman Bulgaria, and the Philippines perceived, skilled, and negotiated American cultural enlargement. in addition they think of missionary paintings between humans in the usa who have been developed as overseas, together with African americans, local americans, and chinese language immigrants. by way of proposing a number of cultural views, this significant assortment demanding situations simplistic notions approximately missionary cultural imperialism, revealing the complexity of yank missionary attitudes towards race and the ways in which principles of domesticity have been transformed and appropriated in a number of settings. It expands the sector of U.S. women’s heritage into the overseas enviornment, raises realizing of the worldwide unfold of yankee tradition, and provides new thoughts for interpreting the historical past of yankee empire.
Contributors: Beth Baron, Betty Bergland, Mary Kupiec Cayton, Derek Chang, Sue Gronewold, Jane Hunter, Sylvia Jacobs, Susan Haskell Khan, Rui Kohiyama, Laura Prieto, Barbara Reeves-Ellington, Mary Renda, Connie A. Shemo, Kathryn Kish Sklar, Ian Tyrrell, Wendy Urban-Mead