The Poor Indians: British Missionaries, Native Americans, and Colonial Sensibility PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Laura Stevens

The Poor Indians: British Missionaries, Native Americans, and Colonial Sensibility

University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: July 2006
ISBN: 9780812203080
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Missionary work, arising from a sense of pity, helped convince the British that they were a benevolent people. Stevens relates this to the rise of the cult of sensibility, when philosophers argued that humans were inherently good because they felt sorrow at the sign of suffering.

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