Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the American Century

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Protestant missionaries in Latin America. Colonial "civilizers" in the Pacific. Peace Corps Volunteers in Africa. Since the 1890s, thousands of American teachers--mostly young, white, middle-class, and inexperienced--have fanned out across the globe. "Innocents Abroad" tells the story of what they intended to teach and what lessons they learned. Drawing on extensive archives of the teachers' letters and diaries, as well as more recent accounts, Jonathan Zimmerman argues that until the early twentieth century, the teachers ...

Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the American Century 2006, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674023611

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