A Mysterious Life and Calling Paperback
From Slavery to Ministry in South Carolina
by Charlotte Riley;
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A Mysterious Life and Calling
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After the war, she separated permanently from her husband, who objected to her call to preach, and despite poor health pursued a career into the early twentieth century as a licensed minister of the AME church, a powerful preacher at multiracial revivals, and a school teacher and principal. She contributed to the civic development of South Carolina in the post-Reconstruction era and early twentieth century, including appointment in 1885 as postmistress of Lincolnville, an all-black incorporated town in South Carolina. She published her autobiography around 1902. Crystal J. Lucky discovered Riley's forgotten book in the archives of the Stokes Library at the historically black Wilberforce University in Ohio. She provides an introduction and notes to the narrative, explaining Riley's references to contemporaries, events, society, and religious practice throughout her childhood and the turbulent years of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Lucky also places A Mysterious Life and Calling in the context of other spiritual autobiographies and slave narratives.
A Mysterious Life and Calling by Charlotte Riley was published by University of Wisconsin Press in January 2016. The ISBN for A Mysterious Life and Calling is 9780299306748.
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|Author / Artist||Charlotte Riley|
|Publisher||University of Wisconsin Press (January 2016)|
|Number of Pages||140|
|Page last updated||4th August 2017|