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Bowen, J. W. E., editor
AFRICA AND THE AMERICAN NEGRO.ADDRESSES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS ON AFRICA HELD UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE STEWART MISSIONARY FOUNDATION FOR AFRICA OF GAMMON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY IN CONNECTION WITH THE COTTON STATES AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, DECEMBER 13-15, 1895
Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, 1896. 59,[2],61-242pp., plus [24] leaves of plates including frontispiece. Publisher's green pictorial cloth, gilt. Minor rubbing and wear to boards and extremities. Ownership inscription of Alonzo J. Ross on front free endpaper; bookseller's ticket on rear pastedown. Two-inch gouge in front fly leaf. Very good. An important collection of twenty-nine papers given at one of the first conferences to advocate for African-American missionaries to Africa, including portraits of almost all of the speakers. By the 1890s, European powers had carved up Africa into numerous colonies. American evangelists became increasingly concerned for Africa's spiritual welfare, especially in Catholic colonies. Although both European and American missionary efforts in Africa started in the early 19th century, unlike their European colleagues, American missionaries considered their work in light of the large African-American population they knew at home. Thus, white American understandings of race strongly influenced the missionary agenda, and with the abolition of slavery, white and black church leaders began promoting the idea that African Americans should play an active role in missionizing Africa. In preliminary remarks, Gammon Theological Seminary Prof. E.L. Parks writes: "The industrial, intellectual, moral and spiritual progress of the colored people in America is a prophecy, both of what they will become and will do for the redemption of their fatherland, and also of what the native African is capable of becoming" (p.10). The Congress was organized by G … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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