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Looking Backward, Thinking Forward

Looking Backward, Thinking Forward

The Jubilee History of the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church (Classic Reprint)

  • Author: Stella Wyatt Brummitt
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • ISBN: 9780243236305
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 340
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Excerpt from Looking Backward, Thinking Forward: The Jubilee History of the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church The file of the Annual Reports has been constantly before us, and has been our joy and despair, our dis traction and haven of refuge. The work has been too difficult, but it has been deeply interesting. It has been wearisome but inspiring. It has been deadly dull and yet delightsome. So there is gratitude that the chairman of the Jubilee was asked to add the writing of this history to the other joys and responsibilities of the five years. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Enclosed Garden

The Enclosed Garden

Women and Community in the Evangelical South, 1830-1900

  • Author: Jean E. Friedman
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 9780807842812
  • Category: History
  • Page: 196
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The southern women's reform movement emerged late in the nineteenth century, several decades behind the formation of the northern feminist movement. The Enclosed Garden explains this delay by examining the subtle and complex roots of women's identi

The History of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America

The History of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America

Comprising Its Organization, Subsequent Development, and Present Status

  • Author: Charles Henry Phillips
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: African American Methodists
  • Page: 247
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Enhanced Edition)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Enhanced Edition)

  • Author: Harper Lee
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062369636
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

With Sketches of Several Distinguished Colored Persons: to which is Added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans

  • Author: William Cooper Nell
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: African American soldiers
  • Page: 396
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The Negro

The Negro

  • Author: W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1616403675
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 154
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This is the classic history of the African peoples in Africa and the New World, a repudiation of the absurd belief, widely held in the post-Civil War period, that Africans had no civilization but the one foisted upon them by their slave-trading captors.Writing for a popular audience in 1915, DuBois, one of America's greatest writers, lays out in easy-to-read, nonacademic prose the striking and illustrious story of the complex history and varied cultures of Africa. He explores everything from the art and industry of the peoples of the continent to the dramatic impact the slave trade had both in Africa and on her descendants in the Western Hemisphere.Boldly proud and beautifully written, this essential work will delight readers of American and African history as well as students of great American literature.American writer, civil rights activist, and scholar WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT DU BOIS (1868-1963) was the first black man to receive a PhD from Harvard University. A co-founder of the NAACP, he wrote a number of important books, including Black Folk, Then and Now (1899) and The Negro (1915).

A Daughter of To-day

A Daughter of To-day

A Novel

  • Author: Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • Publisher: New York : D. Appleton
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Canadian fiction
  • Page: 392
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Edinburgh 2010

Edinburgh 2010

Mission Then and Now

  • Author: David A. Kerr,Kenneth R. Ross
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1608991695
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 368
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The World Missionary Conference, held at Edinburgh in 1910, ranks among the most influential and widely remembered events in Christian history. Though the outcomes of the Conference have differed in many ways from the expectations of its participants, after a century its momentous significance is clearer than ever. While the missionary movement went into decline, from its work emerged a world church, with deep roots and vigorous expression on every continent. As the centenary of the Conference approaches, The time is ripe to examine its meaning in light of the past century And The questions facing Christian witness today. This book is the first to systematically examine the eight Commissions which reported to Edinburgh 1910 and gave the conference much of its substance and enduring value. it will deepen and extend the reflection being stimulated by the upcoming centenary and will kindle the missionary imagination for 2010 and beyond.

History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Author: Daniel Alexander Payne
  • Publisher: Sagwan Press
  • ISBN: 9781377304038
  • Category: History
  • Page: 578
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

When Old Technologies Were New

When Old Technologies Were New

Thinking About Electric Communication in the Late Nineteenth Century

  • Author: Carolyn Marvin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198021384
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
  • View: 1978
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In the history of electronic communication, the last quarter of the nineteenth century holds a special place, for it was during this period that the telephone, phonograph, electric light, wireless, and cinema were all invented. In When old Technologies Were New, Carolyn Marvin explores how two of these new inventions--the telephone and the electric light--were publicly envisioned at the end of the nineteenth century, as seen in specialized engineering journals and popular media. Marvin pays particular attention to the telephone, describing how it disrupted established social relations, unsettling customary ways of dividing the private person and family from the more public setting of the community. On the lighter side, she describes how people spoke louder when calling long distance, and how they worried about catching contagious diseases over the phone. A particularly powerful chapter deals with telephonic precursors of radio broadcasting--the "Telephone Herald" in New York and the "Telefon Hirmondo" of Hungary--and the conflict between the technological development of broadcasting and the attempt to impose a homogenous, ethnocentric variant of Anglo-Saxon culture on the public. While focusing on the way professionals in the electronics field tried to control the new media, Marvin also illuminates the broader social impact, presenting a wide-ranging, informative, and entertaining account of the early years of electronic media.

Holistic Mission

Holistic Mission

God's Plan for God's People

  • Author: Brian Woolnough,Wonsuk Ma
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1610970195
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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Holistic mission, or integral mission, implies God is concerned with the whole person, the whole community: body, mind and spirit. Many Christians concentrate only on one aspect. This book reaffirms that to be true to the Bible, to follow the example of Jesus, the church must address the whole person in all their needs. It considers the meaning of the holistic gospel, how it has developed, and implications for the individual Christian, for the local church, for denominations and church groups, for missionary societies, for Christian NGOs, and for theological training institutions. It takes a global, eclectic approach, with 19 writers, church leaders, academics and practitioners, all of whom have much experience in, and commitment to, holistic mission. It addresses critically and honestly one of the most exciting, challenging, and important issues facing the church today. To be part of God's plan for God's people, the church must take holistic mission to the world.

The Rise of an African Middle Class

The Rise of an African Middle Class

Colonial Zimbabwe, 1898-1965

  • Author: Michael O. West
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253109330
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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Offers an extremely sophisticated, nuanced view of the social and political construction of an African middle class in colonial Zimbabwe." —Elizabeth Schmidt Tracing their quest for social recognition from the time of Cecil Rhodes to Rhodesia’s unilateral declaration of independence, Michael O. West shows how some Africans were able to avail themselves of scarce educational and social opportunities in order to achieve some degree of upward mobility in a society that was hostile to their ambitions. Though relatively few in number and not rich by colonial standards, this comparatively better class of Africans challenged individual and social barriers imposed by colonialism to become the locus of protest against European domination. This extensive and original book opens new perspective into relations between colonizers and colonized in colonial Zimbabwe.

The Galax Gatherers

The Galax Gatherers

The Gospel Among the Highlanders

  • Author: Edward Owings Guerrant
  • Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • ISBN: 9781572333635
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 220
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"Mark Huddle's introduction to this edition places both Guerrant and his writing within a broader context of dramatic changes in American Protestantism at the end of the nineteenth century. He argues that the complex interactions between the inhabitants of the region and various home missions defy simplistic generalizations about religion and the perception of cultural isolation in Appalachia. The republication of this work promises to reignite debates over Appalachia's unique place in the history of the nation as a whole."--BOOK JACKET.

The Negro in Pennsylvania; A Study in Economic History

The Negro in Pennsylvania; A Study in Economic History

  • Author: Richard R B 1878 Wright
  • Publisher: Palala Press
  • ISBN: 9781355155850
  • Category:
  • Page: 262
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter

Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter

A History of Meaning and Memory in Ghana

  • Author: Sandra E. Greene
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253108890
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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"Greene gives the reader a vivid sense of the Anlo encounter with western thought and Christian beliefs... and the resulting erasures, transferences, adaptations, and alterations in their perceptions of place, space, and the body." -- Emmanuel Akyeampong Sandra E. Greene reconstructs a vivid and convincing portrait of the human and physical environment of the 19th-century Anlo-Ewe people of Ghana and brings history and memory into contemporary context. Drawing on her extensive fieldwork, early European accounts, and missionary archives and publications, Greene shows how ideas from outside forced sacred and spiritual meanings associated with particular bodies of water, burial sites, sacred towns, and the human body itself to change in favor of more scientific and regulatory views. Anlo responses to these colonial ideas involved considerable resistance, and, over time, the Anlo began to attribute selective, varied, and often contradictory meanings to the body and the spaces they inhabited. Despite these multiple meanings, Greene shows that the Anlo were successful in forging a consensus on how to manage their identity, environment, and community.

The History of the Church Missionary Society: Its Environment, Its Men and Its Work

The History of the Church Missionary Society: Its Environment, Its Men and Its Work

  • Author: Eugene Stock
  • Publisher: Palala Press
  • ISBN: 9781378680438
  • Category: History
  • Page: 578
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Mission as Ministry of Reconciliation

Mission as Ministry of Reconciliation

  • Author: Robert Schreiter,Knud Jorgensen
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1498224121
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 382
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There is hope - even if it is "Hope in a Fragile World", as the concluding chapter of Mission as Ministry of Reconciliation puts it. At the very heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ is a message of hope and reconciliation. Nothing could be more relevant and more necessary in a broken world than this Christian message of hope and reconciliation. ... I would like to congratulate the editors of Mission as Ministry of Reconciliation, for they listened carefully and planned with farsightedness. … This rich book offers a valuable elucidation of the importance and the understanding of mission as ministry of reconciliation. It expounds its practical implications in a variety of settings. It unites perspectives from different church traditions, including the Lausanne Movement and the Catholic Church. It takes the interfaith aspect into account and also speaks about the socio-ethical implications of mission. From the Foreword by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tvei

Pacific Missionary George Brown 1835-1917

Pacific Missionary George Brown 1835-1917

Wesleyan Methodist Church

  • Author: Margaret Reeson
  • Publisher: ANU E Press
  • ISBN: 192186298X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 351
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George Brown (1835-1917) was many things during his long life; leader in the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Australasia, explorer, linguist, political activist, apologist for the missionary enterprise, amateur anthropologist, writer, constant traveller, collector of artefacts, photographer and stirrer. He saw himself, at heart, as a missionary. The islands of the Pacific Ocean were the scene of his endeavours, with extended periods lived in Samoa and the New Britain region of todays Papua New Guinea, followed by repeated visits to Tonga, Fiji, the Milne Bay region of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. It could be argued that while he was a missionary in the Pacific region he was not a pacific missionary. Brown gained unwanted notoriety for involvement in a violent confrontation at one point in his career, and lived through conflict in many contexts but he also frequently worked as a peace maker. Policies he helped shape on issues such as church union, indigenous leadership, representation by lay people and a wider role for women continue to influence Uniting Church in Australia and churches in the Pacific region. His name is still remembered with honour in several parts of the Pacific. Browns marriage to Sarah Lydia Wallis, daughter of pioneer missionaries to New Zealand, was long and rich. Each strengthened the other and they stand side by side in this account.

Men of Maryland

Men of Maryland

  • Author: George F. Bragg
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781946640635
  • Category:
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As a result of many years of research and investigation, embracing various volumes, ecclesiastical journals, private letters, as well as information received from the lips of some of the characters mentioned, the author has accumulated considerable data bearing upon the lives of colored men, natives of the State of Maryland, which, in his opinion, ought to be known and studied by the rising generation of colored people of Maryland. It has occurred to him that such data put into a convenient form cannot but prove interesting and helpful to all intelligent and patriotic members of the race. And, again, it is his belief that the appearance of such a volume, recording the annals of the "Men of Maryland" might incite others, lovers of the historical doings of the race, to compile like volumes, with respect to notable and distinguished colored men of the various States of the Union, and, thereby, secure, in substantial form, important historical matter pertaining to the race throughout the country, for the benefit of the generations which are to follow. We have undertaken to present, in this volume, in addition to the historical sketches given, some important data throwing light upon the history of "black slaves," and "free blacks," in Maryland; a clear statement of the great issue of the Civil War; a few extracts from the writings of some of the characters mentioned in the book, and copies of two most important letters which made their appearance in the year 1904, in connection with the effort to introduce "disfranchisement" and "jim-crow" conditions into this State. His Eminence James Cardinal Gibbons, of the Roman Catholic Church, is the author of one of these letters, while the remaining one is from the pen of one of Maryland's most distinguished citizens, the Hon. Charles J. Bonaparte, a former Attorney-General of the United States. We desire to specially acknowledge our debt, in the perfection of this volume, to Brackett's Negro in Maryland, Still's Underground Railroad, Bishop Payne's History of the A. M. E. Church, addresses by Dr. Crummell, and data from William Carl Bollivar, of Pennsylvania, and George W. Forbes, of Massachusetts. Notwithstanding the immense labor involved, extending over many years, in collecting the matter for this volume, the work has afforded the author the keenest pleasure and delight. If we have succeeded in bringing together such informing and cheering facts, with respect to the past history of our people in Maryland, as will stimulate a greater appreciation for the literature of the Colored race we shall feel that our task has not been in vain.

The History of the Negro Church

The History of the Negro Church

  • Author: Carter Godwin Woodson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: African American churches
  • Page: 330
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