Book Discussion on The Heathen School

John Demos talked about his book, The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic, in which he recounts… read more

John Demos talked about his book, The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic, in which he recounts the creation of a school by a group of Protestant ministers in the 19th century. The goal of the ministers was to evangelize and educate students from throughout the world, namely Native Americans and Pacific Islanders, and then send them back to their respective communities as missionaries. In his book, the author reports on the opening of the Foreign Missions School in Cornwall, Connecticut, profiles several of its attendees, and recalls what brought about the end of its operations. John Demos spoke at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, Connecticut. close

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Book Discussion on The Heathen School

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
First Aired:
Apr 13, 2014
Last Aired:
May 25, 2014

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  • Apr 13, 2014 | 7:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 20, 2014 | 8:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 25, 2014 | 1:18am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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