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New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization$
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Beverly C. Tomek and Matthew J. Hetrick

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813054247

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813054247.001.0001

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“The Heathen Are Demanding the Gospel”

“The Heathen Are Demanding the Gospel”

Conversion, Redemption, and African Colonization

(p.50) 2 “The Heathen Are Demanding the Gospel”
New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

Ben Wright

University Press of Florida

Wright contends that for many emigrants to Africa, the goal was to convert native Africans to Christianity. The believed that colonization promised salvation for Africa and moral redemption for the United States, and they argued that conversion of Africa would redeem the sins of the slave trade by repaying the wounded continent with the gift of Christianity.

Keywords:   Conversion, Redemption, Christianity

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