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A Higher Mission

The Careers of Alonzo and Althea Brown Edmiston in Central Africa (New Directions in Southern History)

Kimberly D. Hill


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In this vital transnational study, Kimberly D. Hill critically analyzes the colonial history of central Africa through the perspective of two African American missionaries: Alonzo Edmiston and Althea Brown Edmiston. The pair met and fell in love while working as a part of the American Presbyterian Congo Mission -- an operation which aimed to support the people of the Congo Free State suffering forced labor and brutal abuses under Belgian colonial governance. They discovered a unique kinship a.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813179810, 238pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2020

About the Author

Kimberly D. Hill, assistant professor of history at University of Texas at Dallas, is a contributor to Alabama Women and Faith and Slavery in the Presbyterian Diaspora. She lives in Dallas, Texas.