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Protestant Missionaries, Asian Immigrants, and Ideologies of Race in America, 1850–1924





ISBN 9780415542012
Published October 10, 2012 by Routledge
198 Pages

 
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This book examines how in defending Asian rights and their own version of Christian idealism against scientific racism, missionaries developed a complex theology of race that prefigured modern ideologies of multiculturalism and reached its final, belated culmination in the liberal Protestant support of the civil rights movements in the 1960s

Table of Contents

Introduction.  The Shape of Difference in Missionary Discourse.  Missionaries and the Chinese Exclusion Act.  Missionaries and the Exclusion of the Japanese.  United States vs. Bhagat Singh Thind.  From Homogeneity to Diversity: Missionary Responses to Scientific Racism.  Conclusion

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"The strength of Snow's work lies in her delineation of the scientific racists' arguments against immigration... This slim volume demonstrates the importance of considering the 'losing' side in historical conflicts." -- The Journal of American History