The Grenfell Medical Mission and American support in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1890s-1940s [electronic resource] /
edited by Jennifer J. Connor and Katherine Side.
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2019]
xvi, 392 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
0773554866, 0773554874, 9780773554863, 9780773554870
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Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2019]
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Wilfred Grenfell and Newfoundland / James K. Hiller -- "We are Anglo-Saxons" : Grenfell, race, and mission movements / Jennifer J. Connor -- The gospel of right living : Wilfred Grenfell's association with John Harvey Kellogg of Battle Creek / Ronald L. Numbers -- To prevent "the otherwise inevitable catastrophe" : American philanthropy and the creation of the International Grenfell Association, 1905-1914 / Heidi Coombs-Thorne -- Sport in a northern borderland : a history of athletics and play in the Grenfell Mission, 1900-1949 / John R. Matchim -- "Indiscriminate bounty makes for pauperism" : producing respectability through clothing at the Grenfell Mission, 1890s-1920s / Emma Lang and Katherine Side -- Elizabeth Page and the White Bay Unit / Mark Graesser -- Education at the Grenfell Mission in the 1920s / Helen Woodrow -- Behind the scenes at the Grenfell Mission : Edgar "Ted" McNeill and counter-biography as material agency / Rafico Ruiz -- American aid, the International Grenfell Association, and health care in Newfoundland, 1920s-1930s / J.T.H. Connor -- Editors' conclusion : an American operation.
"Dr Wilfred Grenfell, physician and folk hero, recruited thousands of volunteer workers for his Newfoundland and Labrador seamen's mission, many of them Americans from Ivy League institutions. As the medical mission grew to become the International Grenfell Association, establishing institutions along the Labrador and northern Newfoundland coasts, Americans also became resident staff leaders in the region, and Grenfell himself married an American, Anne MacClanahan, who actively led mission activities. The Grenfell Medical Mission and American Support in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1890s-1940s reveals the nature and extent of support from Americans throughout the distributed privately run social enterprise until the 1940s, before the region joined Canada. Essays explore the organization's claims to share an Anglo-Saxon heritage with the United States, American reaction to its financial scandal and creation of an incorporated association, its promotion of sport and masculinity, and the development of education and schools in the region and the mission. The organization's strong ties to the United States are exemplified by Grenfell's friendship with American physician John Harvey Kellogg; the donation of clothing from American donors; the work of one American woman on her affiliated mission unit; the impact of American philanthropy and training on the construction of the mission's main hospital in St Anthony; and the superior American-accredited health care facilities and their clinical achievements. From its corporate base in New York City, the International Grenfell Association blended contemporary social movements and adopted American notions of philanthropy. The Grenfell Medical Mission and American Support in Newfoundland and Labrador, offers the first thorough history of an iconic health and social organization in Atlantic Canada."--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-375) and index.

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