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Presbyterian reformers in Central Africa [electronic resource] : a documentary account of the American Presbyterian Congo Mission and the human rights struggle in the Congo, 1890-1918 /
edited with introduction and notes by Robert Benedetto ; translations by Winifred K. Vass.
imprint
Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1996.
description
xxii, 580 p., [15] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004102396 (cloth : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1996.
isbn
9004102396 (cloth : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Collection of documents translated from French.
catalogue key
12349507
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'"This volume contains a rich store of primary sources that brings a sense of immediacy to the century-old eventsThis valuable book makes accessible fragile documents from specialized archivesilluminating insights...' Emma Wild-Wood.
' This volume contains a rich store of primary sources that brings a sense of immediacy to the century-old events…This valuable book makes accessible fragile documents from specialized archives…illuminating insights...'Emma Wild-Wood.
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Summaries
Description for Reader
Those interested in African history generally and in the history of Zaire in particular, as well as those interested in the history of Christian missions and the Presbyterian Church tradition.
Long Description
This volume contains 123 documents which illustrate the early history of the American Presbyterian Congo Mission and its struggle for human rights in the Congo from 1890-1918. The documents, many of which have never previously been published, are crucial to a full understanding of both the work of the Presbyterian Mission and its impact on the social, political, and religious life of the Congo. The book is divided into four parts. Part One documents the founding and early history of the Presbyterian Mission from 1890 to 1898. Part Two documents the deterioration of social conditions in the Congo under King Leopold, and the reform campaigns initiated by the American Mission in Britain and the United States. Part Three consists of documents related to the 1909 libel trial of William M. Morrison and William H. Sheppard, the principal leaders of the American Mission. Part Four documents the Mission's reaction to continuing human rights abuses, particularly religious persecution, under Belgian rule to 1918. The documents are annotated and the volume contains an introduction and an index.
Main Description
This volume contains 123 documents which illustrate the early history of the American Presbyterian Congo Mission and its struggle for human rights in the Congo from 1890-1918. The documents, many of which have never previously been published, are crucial to a full understanding of both the work of the Presbyterian Mission and its impact on the social, political, and religious life of the Congo. The book is divided into four parts. Part One documents the founding and early history of the Presbyterian Mission from 1890 to 1898. Part Two documents the deterioration of social conditions in the Congo under King Leopold, and the reform campaigns initiated by the American Mission in Britain and the United States. Part Three consists of documents related to the 1909 libel trial of William M. Morrison and William H. Sheppard, the principal leaders of the American Mission. Part Four documents the Missions reaction to continuing human rights abuses, particularly religious persecution, under Belgian rule to 1918. The documents are annotated and the volume contains an introduction and an index.
Unpaid Annotation
This volume contains 123 documents which illustrate the early history of the American Presbyterian Congo Mission and its struggle for human rights in the Congo from 1890-1918. The documents, many of which have never previously been published, are crucial to a full understanding of both the work of the Presbyterian Mission and its impact on the social, political, and religious life of the Congo. The book is divided into four parts. Part One documents the founding and early history of the Presbyterian Mission from 1890 to 1898. Part Two documents the deterioration of social conditions in the Congo under King Leopold, and the reform campaigns initiated by the American Mission in Britain and the United States. Part Three consists of documents related to the 1909 libel trial of William M. Morrison and William H. Sheppard, the principal leaders of the American Mission. Part Four documents the Mission's reaction to continuing human rights abuses, particularly religious persecution, under Belgian ruleto 1918. The documents are annotated and the volume contains an introduction and an index.

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