CHEROKEES AND MISSIONARIES, 1789-1839.
Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1995). "In 1789 Washington's administration announced that American Indians would receive equal citizenship as soon as they were 'civilized and Christianized.' McLoughlin describes the crucial role missionaries played in the acculturation and 'Americanization' of the Cherokee Indians from 1789 to 1839. He compares the methods, successes, and failures of the Moravians, Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Baptists, and Methodists among the Cherokees. Each denomination offered its own vision of 'civilization': Southern missionaries taught the divine ordination of slavery, but northern missionaries taught that God opposed it." Originally published in 1984, this edition includes a new foreword by William L. Anderson. Bibliography, index. xvii, 375 pp. ISBN: 0-806127236.