Inaugural lecture of the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Transnational Studies: The Messengers

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Inaugural lecture of the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Transnational Studies: The Messengers

Published on October 26 2010


A lecture by Dr. Russell M. Lawson

The Messengers were Protestant missionaries to indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes regions during the late 1700s/early 1800s. I focus on the beliefs,experiences, characteristics, motivations and fundamental
assumptions of the Messengers. My working question is: What do the experiences of the Messengers tell us about the interaction/confrontation of cultures over time?

Reception to follow lecture.

Generously supported by Art and Val Fleming and Brock Alumni through the Annual Fund.

 

Dr. Russell M. Lawson