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By Barbara Reeves-Ellington,Kathryn Kish Sklar,Connie A. Shemo

Competing Kingdoms rethinks the significance of ladies and faith inside of U.S. imperial tradition from the early 19th century to the mid-twentieth. In an period while the U.S. was once rising as an international strength to problem the hegemony of ecu imperial powers, American ladies missionaries strove to create a brand new nation of God. They did a lot to form a Protestant empire in line with American values and associations. This booklet examines American women’s activism in a vast transnational context. It deals a posh array of engagements with their efforts to supply wealthy intercultural histories concerning the worldwide enlargement of yankee tradition and American Protestantism.

An overseas and interdisciplinary staff of students, the individuals carry under-utilized proof from U.S. and non-U.S. resources to endure at the research of yankee girls missionaries in a foreign country and at domestic. targeting ladies from a number of denominations, they construct at the insights of postcolonial scholarship to include the organisation of the folk between whom missionaries lived. They discover how humans in China, the Congo unfastened country, Egypt, India, Japan, Ndebeleland (colonial Rhodesia), Ottoman Bulgaria, and the Philippines perceived, skilled, and negotiated American cultural growth. in addition they contemplate missionary paintings between humans in the usa who have been built as international, together with African american citizens, local american citizens, and chinese language immigrants. through proposing a number of cultural views, this crucial assortment demanding situations simplistic notions approximately missionary cultural imperialism, revealing the complexity of yank missionary attitudes towards race and the ways in which rules of domesticity have been remodeled and appropriated in numerous settings. It expands the sector of U.S. women’s background into the overseas area, raises figuring out of the worldwide unfold of yank tradition, and provides new options for examining the heritage of yank 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

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