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Contents List of maps and illustrations Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction The middle class and the civilising mission Women and missionary philanthropy Missions, power and colonialism The heathen at home and overseas: issues of ?race? and ?class? The Bible and cultural history The local, the national and the global 1 ?One Blood?: The heathen at home and overseas in late eighteenth- and early- nineteenth century missions ?Like Cherokees and Mohawks, but more wicked?: early Methodist missions Old Dissent and ?all the world? The missionary impulse: collaborations and conflicts ?A sort of Botany Bay experiment?: Hannah More and the missionary solution Philanthropic women and the Corpus Christianum 2 Charity begun at home: missionary philanthropy and the new middle class, Sheffield 1804-1823 Middle-class men and philanthropic networks The monitorial system and global civilisation Women, domestic reform and the visiting system Women and the missionary public 3 Missionary domesticity and ?woman?s sphere?: the Reads of Wincobank Hall Making Christian children: the evangelical mother?s mission Happy English Children and the ?heathen other? Missionary domesticity: Wincobank Hall Missionary domesticity and woman?s sphere Missionary mothers and public men 4 ?Bringing about the World?s restoration?: missionary women and the creation of a global Christian community, 1816-1832 Missionary women and global Christianity Hannah Kilham?s domestic mission to Ireland and West Africa Wretched cabins, little palaces: domestic reform in Ireland in the 1820s African huts: Gambia and Sierra Leone, 1923-32 5 Trembling Philanthropists? Missionary philanthropy under pressure in the 1830s and 1840s Little black climbing boys: the early evangelical critique of overseas missions A ?repugnant perversion of traditional Christian values?: political economy, Christianity and civilisation ?Pluck out first the beam out of thine own eye?: missionary priorities Medical men, phrenology and the challenge of science Secular knowledge and the Mechanics? Institute The ?wants of mankind at home?: ?physical civilisation? and domestic missions 6 ?A Christian and Civilised Land?? The English missionary and the South Pacific and in the 1820s to 1840s ?A moral miracle?: evangelical representations of the South Pacific ?Nothing behind our own countrymen?: God?s family on earth Missionary disappointments and anxieties of conversion ?The associations awakened by their presence?: England?s civilisation Conclusions Endnotes Bibliography
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Missions -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Missions -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Missions, English -- History -- 18th century.
Missions, English -- History -- 19th century.
England -- Church history -- 18th century.
England -- Church history -- 19th century.
Middle class -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Middle class -- England -- History -- 19th century.