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Author Elbourne, Elizabeth.

Title Blood ground : colonialism, missions, and the contest for Christianity in the Cape Colony and Britain, 1799-1853 / Elizabeth Elbourne
Published Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002


Description 1 online resource (499 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Series McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion. Series two ; 19
McGill-Queen's studies in the history of religion. Series two ; 19.
Contents Prelude: James Read and History -- "The Lord Is Seen to Ride on the Whirlwind": Protestant Evangelicalism in the 1790s -- Terms of Encounter: Graaff-Reinet, the Khoekhoe, and the South African LMS at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century -- War, Conversion, and the Politics of Interpretation -- Khoisan Uses of Christianity -- The Rise and Fall of Bethelsdorp Radicalism under the British, 1806-17 -- The Political Uses of Africa Remade: The Passage of Ordinance 50 -- "On Probation As Free Citizens": Poverty and Politics in the 1830s -- Rethinking Liberalism -- "Our Church for Ourselves" -- Rebellion and Its Aftermath
Summary "Elbourne shows that while the Khoekhoe used Christianity as a tool to combat aspects of colonialism, throughout the nineteenth century there were broad shifts in the relationship of missions to colonialism as the British missionary movement became less internationalist, more respectable, and more emblematic of the British imperial project. She argues that it is symptomatic of the ambiguities of this relationship that many Christian Khoekhoe ultimately rebelled against the South African colony. Across the white settler empire missionaries brokered bargains - rights in exchange for cultural change, for example - that brought Aboriginal peoples within the aegis of empire but, ultimately, were only partially and ambiguously fulfilled."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-489) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject London Missionary Society -- History -- 19th century
London Missionary Society -- Histoire -- 19e siècle
London Missionary Society.
Londoner Mission
Khoikhoi (African people) -- History -- 19th century
Missions, British -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope -- History -- 19th century
Khoikhoi (African people) -- Missions.
HISTORY -- Africa -- South -- General.
HISTORY -- Africa -- South -- Republic of South Africa.
Khoikhoi (African people) -- Missions.
British colonies.
Khoikhoi (African people)
Missions, British.
Politics and government.
London Missionary Society.
Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- Politics and government -- 1795-1872.
Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- History -- 1795-1872.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Africa.
South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773569454