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This study aims at a deeper understanding of the voices and perspectives of African American and Indigenous Moravian converts as presented in historical documents. American Indian communities and individual American Indian converts, like their converted African American neighbors, actively engaged in and reflected upon the theological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of Moravian missionary spirituality, which in turn developed and changed through the encounter with non-European converts.

Conceived as a cosmopolitan enterprise from its European inception as articulated by Count Zinzendorf, Leonhard Dober and others, Moravian missions to Indigenous communities began with a settlement in Greenland in 1733, in New York in 1740, in Pennsylvania in 1741, and in Labrador in 1771. In 1801, Moravians were the first Christian missionaries invited to settle in the Cherokee Nation in what is today the state of Georgia. The forced Cherokee Removal to Oklahoma in 1839 ended the Moravian missionary presence in Georgia. This chapter explores the dynamics of nearly four decades of Cherokee nationalism, an emerging US federal policy, Southern state rights, and Moravian religious, specifically missionary beliefs as Moravians encountered enslaved Black people and Cherokee communities as their new neighbors.

In: Moravian Americans and their Neighbors, 1772-1822
American Moravians and their Neighbors, 1772-1822, edited by Ulrike Wiethaus and Grant McAllister, offers an interdisciplinary examination of Moravian Americanization in the Early Republic. With an eye toward the communities that surrounded Moravian settlements in the Southeast, the contributors examine cultural, social, religious, and artistic practices of exchange and imposition framed by emergent political structures that encased social privilege and marginalization.
Through their multidisciplinary approach, the authors convincingly argue that Moravians encouraged assimilation, converged with core values and political forces of the Early Republic, but also contributed uniquely Moravian innovations. Residual, newly dominant, and increasingly subjugated discourses among Moravians, other European settlers, Indigenous nations and free and enslaved communities of color established the foundations of a new Moravian American identity.

Contributors include: Craig D. Atwood, David Bergstone, David Blum, Stewart Carter, Martha B. Hartley, Geoffrey R. Hughes, Winelle Kirton-Roberts, Grant P. McAllister, Thomas J. McCullough, Paul Peucker, Charles D. Rodenbough, John Ruddiman, Jon F. Sensbach, Larry E. Tise, Riddick Weber, and Ulrike Wiethaus.
In: Moravian Americans and their Neighbors, 1772-1822
In: Die große Mischkalkulation
Institutions, Social Import, and Market Forces in the German Literary Field
Aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven gibt dieser Band Einblicke in den deutschen Literaturbetrieb, dessen Institutionen und Umschlagplätze. Diskutiert werden Themen wie der Effekt der Digitalisierung auf den Buchmarkt, Literatur und Öffentlichkeit, Buchmessen und Bibliotheken, die Rolle von Literaturwissenschaftler_innen im Literaturbetrieb, postmodernes und postmigrantisches Theater, Herausforderungen literarischer Übersetzung, publizistische Literaturkritik und das Verhältnis von Literatur zu anderen Medien wie Film und Fernsehen. Der Begriff Mischkalkulation – ein stehender Begriff im Literaturbetrieb – reflektiert bei der vorliegenden Sammlung von Essays, Interviews, wissenschaftlichen Analysen und Arbeitsproben von Übersetzern auch eine wissenschaftliche Ökonomie, nämlich die Mischung aus präzisen Einzelstudien und übergreifenden Beiträgen unterschiedlichster Art.