This paper contrasts the methodologies of French Jesuits in New France of North America against the Spanish Jesuits in the Rio de la Plata region of South America to explain differences of conversion rates of the indigenous peoples to Christianity. Several significant differences allow for diverging experiences between the two. Ultimately, this research proposes that it is the Brazilian slave trade that is the largest driving factor in the comparative success that the Spanish Jesuits achieved in the reductions amongst the Guarani people.
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Haynes, John C. Jr.
"Jesuits in the New World: A Contrast in Conversion of North and South America,"
Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History: Vol. 12:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/aujh/vol12/iss2/2