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Author DeRogatis, Amy.
Title Moral geography : maps, missionaries, and the American frontier / Amy DeRogatis.
Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, c2003.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 2  277.3 D    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 242 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Series Religion and American culture
Religion and American culture (New York, N.Y.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-234) and index.
Contents The Benevolent Design: Mapping the Landscape -- Mappers and Missionaries -- The Connecticut Land Company: Mapping -- "In regard to the Heathen on our borders": Erasing the Natives -- The Connecticut Missionary Society: Missionizing -- "Sprightly towns" and "numerous churches which gem the whole landscape": Spatial Nostalgia -- "The most benevolent designs": Missionary Publications -- Models of Piety: Protestant Missionaries on the Frontier -- "I find I can preach, if I can ride": Missionary Letters -- "Difficulties inseparable to a family": Age, Marital Status, and Missions -- "I have no prospect of being popular": Social Status and Missionary Labor -- "Book knowledge is not all": The Heart, Not the Head -- "Born and raised in the woods": Homegrown Missionaries -- The Moral Garden of the Western World: Bodies, Towns, and Families -- "Nurseries of piety": Body, Town, and Family -- "A considerable phalanx of infidelity": Religious Rivalry and the Body -- "Scattered promiscuously over the face of the country": Town Planning and Moral Order -- "One great step towards a state of barbarism": Family and Home Order -- Geography Made Easy: Geographies and Travel Literature -- Geography Made Easy: Mapping and Moralizing -- Domestic Travel Narratives -- Fairy-Tale Reports: Western Reserve Travel Literature -- A Correct View: New Connecticut as the Promised Land -- A Beacon in the Wilderness: Moral Inscriptions on the Landscape -- The Oberlin Colony and Institute -- Building Up Society: Missionary Institutions -- Ecclesiastical Outlaws.
Subject Christianity and geography -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Missions -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
City planning -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
United States -- Territorial expansion -- Religious aspects.
Frontier and pioneer life -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Added Title Maps, missionaries, and the American frontier
ISBN 0231127898 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780231127899 (pbk. : alk. paper)
023112788X (alk. paper)
9780231127882 (alk. paper)