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A mysterious life and calling : from slavery to ministry in South Carolina

Author: Charlotte S Riley; Crystal J Lucky
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Wisconsin studies in autobiography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Preacher, teacher, and postmistress, Charlotte Levy Riley was born into slavery but became a popular evangleist after emancipation. Although several nineteenth-century accounts by black preaching women in the northern states are known, this is the first discovery of such a memoir in the South.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Charlotte S Riley
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte S Riley; Crystal J Lucky
ISBN: 9780299306748 0299306747
OCLC Number: 905221256
Description: xiv, 126 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Wisconsin studies in autobiography.
Other Titles: Mysterious life & calling
Responsibility: Reverend Mrs. Charlotte S. Riley ; edited with an introduction by Crystal J. Lucky.

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Preacher, teacher, and postmistress, Charlotte Levy Riley was born into slavery but became a popular evangleist after emancipation. Although several nineteenth-century accounts by black preaching women in the northern states are known, this is the first discovery of such a memoir in the South.

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"A Mysterious Life and Calling "shifts and revises what we thought we knew about black (women s) autobiography, antebellum autobiography, spiritual and conversion texts, slavery narratives, and South Read more...

 
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