1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed. - Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2008.
300 p. ; 24 cm.
Originally published: 2006.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Protestant missionaries in Latin America, colonial "civilizers" in the Pacific, Peace Corps volunteers in Africa. Since the 1890s, thousands of American teachers - mostly young, white, middle-class, and inexperienced - have fanned out across the globe. This book tells the story of what they intended to teach and what lessons they learned. (source: Nielsen Book Data)