Emily Prudden and her schools

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Phoebe Ann Pollitt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
D. Michelle Irwin

Abstract: In the late nineteenth century, many Protestant churches sent workers into the Appalachian mission field to establish churches and schools and more generally, to work for the betterment of the mountaineers. While many of these endeavors were plagued by paternalism, racism, and at times grew out of a desire to expand denominational influence, others were sincere and unselfish efforts to work on behalf of and with disadvantaged people. The motivations and impact of these missionary reformers has been debated for a century.

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Language: English
Date: 1994
Prudden, Emily
Education $z North Carolina $x History
Education $z Appalachian Region, Southern $x History
Appalachian Region, Southern $x Church history

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