Images of Empire, Contests of Conscience

Models of Colonial Domination in South Africa

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Journal: American Ethnologist

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Page start: 661

Page End: 685

Volume: 4

Edition: 16

This chapter explores the models of colonial domination in South Africa. It examines the making of the nonconformist missionaries to the Griqua and Tswana as agents of empire, and discusses the works of the evangelists of the London Missionary Society and Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society (WMMS) in South Africa. The chapter traces the missions back to the society that spawned them in Britain circa 1810–1840 and follows the evangelists onto the colonial stage itself.

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