Speaker Sreies: John Demos "The Heathen School" | Scoville Memorial Library | Literary & Books, Lectures & Talks | Hudson Valley; Chronogram

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Speaker Sreies: John Demos "The Heathen School"

When: Sat., May 31, 4 p.m. 2014

Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newly established United States looked outward toward the wider world, a group of eminent Protestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity and “civilization.” Its core element was a special school for “heathen youth”. John Demos is the Samuel Knight Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University.


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