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date: 05 July 2020

Missionary Movement. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Jane HunterJane Hunter

Christian missionaries from several nations participated in the earliest European settlement of the Americas. Roman Catholic priests accompanied Spanish and Portuguese conquistadors in Latin America in their assaults on Indian populations, and evangelizing Jesuits and Franciscans in the eighteenth century established an Hispanic presence in present-day ... ...

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