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Lincoln Academy, Kings Mountain, N.C. 1888 - 1955

Lincoln Academy

The American Missionary Journal

First Congregational Church of Lincoln Academy Community

Emily C. Prudden

Emily Prudden and her schools by Phoebe Ann Pollitt. 1 January 1994.

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"Abstract: In the late nineteenth century, many Protestant churches sent workers into the Appalachian mission field to establish churches and schools and more generally, to work for the betterment of the mountaineers. While many of these endeavors were plagued by paternalism, racism, and at times grew out of a desire to expand denominational influence, others were sincere and unselfish efforts to work on behalf of and with disadvantaged people. The motivations and impact of these missionary reformers has been debated for a century."

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