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Moral Geography

Maps, Missionaries, and the American Frontier

Moral Geography( )
Author: DeRogatis, Amy
Series title:Religion and American Culture Ser.
ISBN:978-0-231-12788-2
Publication Date:Apr 2003
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $232.00
Book Description:

Moral Geography traces the development of a moral basis for American expansionism, as Protestant missionaries, using biblical language and metaphors, imaginatively conjoined the cultivation of souls with the cultivation of land and made space sacred. While the political implications of the mapping of American expansion have been much studied, this is the first major study of the close and complex relationship between mapping and missionizing on the American frontier.

Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Christian Ministry / Missions
Religion / Christianity / Protestant
History / United States / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):17.6 x 23.4 x 1.9 cm
Book Weight:0.47 Kilograms



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