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“A Fiend About Women”: Gender Dynamics and American Evangelism in a Micronesian Mission During the High Tide of Pacific Imperialism, 1884-1899

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dc.contributor.advisor Carton, Benedict
dc.contributor.author Hanebuth, John
dc.creator Hanebuth, John
dc.date 2019-07-31
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-12T21:17:12Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-12T21:17:12Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/11669
dc.description.abstract This thesis describes a gendered conflict between missionaries at the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) station in Chuuk, Micronesia from 1884 to 1899. A thorough investigation of the missionaries’ correspondence illustrates that conflict over the place of women in American Christianity played out internationally as well as domestically. This thesis supports an extant body of literature regarding the fragility of American masculinity at the beginning of the twentieth century, and shows how a fractured Christian community aligned based on material offerings. The thesis seeks to illustrate that the conflict in American religious circles to determine the place of women played out internationally as well as domestically. In this context, a fractured Christian community aligned based on material offerings. This dispute in Chuuk also serves to highlight the limits of ABCFM authority. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject missionaries en_US
dc.subject ABCM en_US
dc.subject gender conflict en_US
dc.subject Micronesia en_US
dc.subject Chuuk en_US
dc.title “A Fiend About Women”: Gender Dynamics and American Evangelism in a Micronesian Mission During the High Tide of Pacific Imperialism, 1884-1899 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in History en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline History en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US


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