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Tensions of EmpireColonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World$
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Frederick Cooper and Ann Laura Stoler

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780520205406

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520205406.001.0001

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Images of Empire, Contests of Conscience

Images of Empire, Contests of Conscience

Models of Colonial Domination in South Africa

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(p.163) 4 Images of Empire, Contests of Conscience
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Tensions of Empire
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John L. Comaroff

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520205406.003.0005

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.

Keywords:   colonial domination, South Africa, nonconformist missionaries, Griqua, Tswana, London Missionary Society, WMMS, evangelists, Britain

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