A United Brethren memorial edition published in 1898 of United Brethren missionaries who lost their lives in West Africa serving the church. The book includes biographies (and photos of several) of Isaac Newton Cain, Mary Elizabeth Mutch Cain, Mary C. Archer, Marietta Hatfield, Ella Schenck, Lowry A. and Clara B. Mcgrew, and others. Chapters describe the history and geography of West Africa and Sierra Leone, including details of West African tribal life and native society practices and customs, all written from the perspective of 1898 United Brethren Christian leaders. Missionary endeavors are described. An interesting, historic book reflecting missionary intentions, beliefs in the conversion of native peoples in Africa, and narratives on the lives and deaths of the missionaries. The book is written from the viewpoint of 1898 knowledge of Africa. There are some maps of the era, of interest to a researcher seeking knowledge of how things were in those years and times.
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