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By Charlotte S. Riley,Crystal J. Lucky,Joycelyn K. Moody

ISBN-10: 0299306747

ISBN-13: 9780299306748

Preacher, instructor, and postmistress, Charlotte Levy Riley used to be born into slavery yet turned a well-liked evangelist after emancipation. even though a number of nineteenth-century debts through black preaching ladies within the northern states are identified, this can be the 1st discovery of this sort of memoir within the South.

            Born in 1839 in Charleston, South Carolina, Riley was once taught to learn, write, and stitch regardless of legislation forbidding black literacy. Raised a Presbyterian, she writes of her conversion at age fourteen to the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, embracing its ecstatic worship and led via her personal non secular visions. Her memoir is revelatory on many counts, together with existence in city Charleston earlier than and after emancipation, her paintings as a preacher at multiracial revivals, the increase of African American civil servants within the Reconstruction period, and her schooling and improvement as a certified woman minister in a patriarchal church.

            Crystal J. fortunate, who stumbled on Riley’s forgotten publication within the library records at Wilberforce collage in Ohio, presents an advent and notes on occasions, society, and non secular perform within the antebellum period and through the Civil struggle and Reconstruction, and locations A Mysterious existence and Calling within the context of different non secular autobiographies and slave narratives.

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