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Rebels in Paradise: Sketches of Northampton Abolitionists by Bruce Laurie (review)

Rebels in Paradise: Sketches of Northampton Abolitionists by Bruce Laurie (review) REVIEWS been begging the ABCFM for years to send him a wife. Likewise, the ABCFM sent a second batch of single women because the Reverend Lorenzo Lyons, a widower, sought a wife to help him raise his young child. The author made this mistake because she relied on a smattering of published primary and secondary sources for her analysis of the Sandwich Island mission. In addition, she also used the Anglicized spelling of Hawaiian names. It is important that scholars use appropriate Hawaiian spellings and diacritical marks. I cannot say the author made similar mistakes in interpreting aspects of other missions. But Conroy-Krutz fails to give any discussion of her research or the sources she uses. Her citations suggest that she has relied primarily on secondary sources, the published sources of the ABCFM, and some primary sources in the ABCFM and LMS archives. There is also a lack of individual citations for quotes and a failure to use citations in the introductions to her chapters. While these problems with sources frustrate scholars, most students and those with a general interest in missions will be satisfied with the clear writing and overall analysis of this monograph. Je nnif er http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Rebels in Paradise: Sketches of Northampton Abolitionists by Bruce Laurie (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 37 (1) – Feb 23, 2017

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Copyright © 2008 Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
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Abstract

REVIEWS been begging the ABCFM for years to send him a wife. Likewise, the ABCFM sent a second batch of single women because the Reverend Lorenzo Lyons, a widower, sought a wife to help him raise his young child. The author made this mistake because she relied on a smattering of published primary and secondary sources for her analysis of the Sandwich Island mission. In addition, she also used the Anglicized spelling of Hawaiian names. It is important that scholars use appropriate Hawaiian spellings and diacritical marks. I cannot say the author made similar mistakes in interpreting aspects of other missions. But Conroy-Krutz fails to give any discussion of her research or the sources she uses. Her citations suggest that she has relied primarily on secondary sources, the published sources of the ABCFM, and some primary sources in the ABCFM and LMS archives. There is also a lack of individual citations for quotes and a failure to use citations in the introductions to her chapters. While these problems with sources frustrate scholars, most students and those with a general interest in missions will be satisfied with the clear writing and overall analysis of this monograph. Je nnif er

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Feb 23, 2017

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