Planting Seeds in Blood-Stained Soil

Title

Planting Seeds in Blood-Stained Soil

Description

Unbeknownst to many, an Irish abolitionist-preacher named James Hickey (1800-1866) planted the first protestant church on Mexican soil in 1864. As an agent of the American Tract Society, Hickey organized missionary campaigns in south Texas and northern Mexico amid the U.S. Civil War. And although Hickey’s abolitionist views are widely documented, few scholars have explored how the violent conflicts over slavery impacted missionary ventures in the borderlands. In this presentation, Dr. Gallardo draws on new research to show how early baptist missions form part of a colonial legacy marked by racial violence and territorial dispossession.

Date

2023-11-30

Publisher

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-NC/1.0/

Format

mp4

Language

English

Is Part Of

Cultivating Ideas

Collection

Citation

Gallardo, Ángel J., “Planting Seeds in Blood-Stained Soil,” Austin Seminary Digital Collections, accessed June 20, 2024, https://www.austinseminarydigital.org/items/show/1711.