Date of Award

Spring 2009

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Avella, Steven M.

Second Advisor

Naylor, Philip

Third Advisor

Donoghue, Michael


This dissertation examines the Friends Ramallah Mission with a focus on the FGS. It is a case study of the interaction between Americans and Palestinians. The goal of this dissertation is not to show that missionaries transmitted Christianity to their students, nor to evaluate their encounters as good or bad. This study aims to explain the encounter between Americans and Palestinians in which both sides arrived at a meeting ground reflecting their shared values, such as a high regard for education and womanhood training skills...



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