By Emily Conroy-Krutz

In 1812, 8 American missionaries, lower than the course of the lately shaped American Board of Commissioners for overseas Missions, sailed from the USA to South Asia. The plans that prompted their voyage have been ano much less grand than playing the Protestant conversion of the whole international. Over the following numerous a long time, those women and men have been joined via hundreds of thousands extra American missionaries at stations everywhere in the globe. Emily Conroy-Krutz exhibits the brilliant quantity of the early missionary impulse and demonstrates that American evangelical Protestants of the early 19th century have been prompted by way of Christian imperialism—an figuring out of diplomacy that asserted the obligation of supposedly Christian countries, resembling the USA and Britain, to take advantage of their colonial and advertisement strength to unfold Christianity.

In describing how American missionaries interacted with a number international destinations (including India, Liberia, the center East, the Pacific Islands, North the USA, and Singapore) and imperial contexts, Christian Imperialism offers a brand new point of view on how american citizens considered their country's function on the earth. whereas within the early republican interval many have been engaged in territorial growth within the west, missionary supporters appeared east and around the seas towards Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Conroy-Krutz's background of the project flow finds that powerful Anglo-American and international connections persevered during the early republic. contemplating Britain and its empire to be types for his or her paintings, the missionaries of the yank Board tried to transform the globe into similar to Anglo-American civilization.

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