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The Resource Reforming the world : the creation of America's moral empire, Ian Tyrrell, (electronic resource)

Reforming the world : the creation of America's moral empire, Ian Tyrrell, (electronic resource)

Label
Reforming the world : the creation of America's moral empire
Title
Reforming the world
Title remainder
the creation of America's moral empire
Statement of responsibility
Ian Tyrrell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Reforming the World offers a sophisticated account of how and why, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, American missionaries and moral reformers undertook work abroad at an unprecedented rate and scale. Looking at various organizations such as the Young Men's Christian Association and the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions, Ian Tyrrell describes the influence that the export of American values had back home, and explores the methods and networks used by reformers to fashion a global and nonterritorial empire. He follows the transnational American response to internal pressures, the European colonies, and dynamic changes in global society. Examining the cultural context of American expansionism from the 1870s to the 1920s, Tyrrell provides a new interpretation of Christian and evangelical missionary work, and he addresses America's use of "soft power." He describes evangelical reform's influence on American colonial and diplomatic policy, emphasizes the limits of that impact, and documents the often idiosyncratic personal histories, aspirations, and cultural heritage of moral reformers such as Margaret and Mary Leitch, Louis Klopsch, Clara Barton, and Ida Wells. The book illustrates that moral reform influenced the United States as much as it did the colonial and quasi-colonial peoples Americans came in contact with, and shaped the architecture of American dealings with the larger world of empires through to the era of Woodrow Wilson. Investigating the wide-reaching and diverse influence of evangelical reform movements, Reforming the World establishes how transnational organizing played a vital role in America's political and economic expansion
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyrrell, Ian R
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
America in the world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imperialism
  • Exceptionalism
  • Evangelicalism
  • Missionaries
  • Transnationalism
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Reforming the world : the creation of America's moral empire, Ian Tyrrell, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-308) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Networks of empire. Webs of communication -- Missionary lives, transnational networks : the Misses Margaret and Mary Leitch -- Origins of American empire. The missionary impulse -- The matrix of moral reform -- Blood, souls, and power : American humanitarianism abroad in the 1890s -- The challenge of American colonialism. Reforming colonialism -- Opium and the fashioning of the American moral empire -- Ida Wells and others: radical protest and the networks of American expansion -- The era of World War I and the Wilsonian new world order. States of faith : missions and morality in government -- To make a dry world: the new world order of prohibition -- Conclusion : The judgments of heaven: change and continuity in moral reform
Control code
ocn656359070
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836635
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612639555
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)656359070
Label
Reforming the world : the creation of America's moral empire, Ian Tyrrell, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-308) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Networks of empire. Webs of communication -- Missionary lives, transnational networks : the Misses Margaret and Mary Leitch -- Origins of American empire. The missionary impulse -- The matrix of moral reform -- Blood, souls, and power : American humanitarianism abroad in the 1890s -- The challenge of American colonialism. Reforming colonialism -- Opium and the fashioning of the American moral empire -- Ida Wells and others: radical protest and the networks of American expansion -- The era of World War I and the Wilsonian new world order. States of faith : missions and morality in government -- To make a dry world: the new world order of prohibition -- Conclusion : The judgments of heaven: change and continuity in moral reform
Control code
ocn656359070
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836635
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612639555
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)656359070

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