Women and the White Man's God: Gender and Race in the Canadian Mission Field (Hardback)Myra Rutherdale (author)
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Based on diaries, letters, and mission correspondence, Women and the White Man's God is the first comprehensive examination of women's roles in domestic Anglican missions in northern British Columbia, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. The status of women in the Anglican Church, gender relations in the mission field, and encounters between Aboriginals and missionaries are carefully scrutinized. Arguing that the mission encounter challenged colonial hierarchies, Rutherdale expands our understanding of colonization at the intersection of gender, race, and religion.
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
This book is the first work to examine the role of Canadian women in northern missionary fields in a serious, scholarly way, and I highly recommend it. -- Susan Neylan * American Historical Review, October 2003 *
Rutherdale's study of Anglican women missionaries in British Columbia, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories is a valuable addition to the sparse literature on domestic missions, especially on women missionaries. The author has made excellent use of a wealth of archival sources and contemporary printed accounts and has a fine eye for lively and revealing quotation. -- Margaret Prang * Canadian Literature, Summer 2003 *
Myra Rutherdale provides a valuable and important analysis of the role of gender among Anglican missionaries who willingly went to the edge of civilization to bring faith and human services to the aboriginal peoples of the Canadian West. The text is carefully researched, well written, thoroughly documented and generously illustrated ... Rutherdale's effort will generate important discourse and keep women in the forefront of scholarly consideration of religion in the American and Canadian West. -- James T. Carroll * Western Historical Quarterly, Autumn 2003 *
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