Item #3462 Baptist Schools in Mexico [cover title]. Mexico, Education.

Baptist Schools in Mexico [cover title]

[New York: Woman's American Baptist Home Mission Society, 1932]. 12pp., on a single folded quarto sheet of green paper. Illustrated. Minor wear. Very good plus. Item #3462

A very rare promotional pamphlet issued by the Woman's American Baptist Home Mission Society, touting their missionary work amongst the school-age children in Mexico. The author, Dorothy Detweiler, writes about the schools supported by the society, the state of "Baptist Work in Mexico," and includes sections on the Virgin of Guadalupe, Christian Leaders in Mexico, the "Anti-Religious Movement" in the country, and a rather tone-deaf section on the "False Gods" worshipped by some of the indigenous peoples in Mexico ("There are Tarascan Indians in certain parts of Michoacan who believe that God is the sun, and who daily hail its rising with an invocation"). There are six monochrome photographs reproduced in the text, five of which picture Baptist school students, such as "Girls at Colegio Howard Dressed as Indian Women with Decorated Gourds," "Class in Manual Training - Tin Work, at Colegio Internacional, Monterrey, Mexico," and Prof. Dworak and Pupils of Rural Course, Working with Bees." No copies reported in OCLC.

Price: $500.00

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