Black Itinerants of the Gospel Paperback

The Narratives of John Jea and George White

by Hodges, Graham Russell;

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Black Itinerants of the Gospel

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John Jea (b.1773) and George White (1764-c 1830) were two of the earliest African-American autobiographers, writing nearly a half century before Frederick Douglass published his famous narrative chronicling his experiences as a slave, a freedman, and an ardent abolitionist. Jea and White represent an earlier generation of African- Americans that were born into slavery but granted their freedom shortly after American independence, in the 1780s. Both men chose to fight against slavery from the pulpit, as itinerant Methodist ministers in the North. Methodism's staunch anti-slavery stance, acceptance of African-American congregants, and widespread use of itinerant preachers enhanced black religious practices and services in the late 18th century and the 19th century. Graham Hodges' substantial introduction to the book places these two narratives into historical context, and highlights several key themes, including slavery in the North, the struggle for black freedom after the Revolution, and the rise of African-American Christianity.

Black Itinerants of the Gospel was published by St Martin's Press in February 2002 and is our 60412th best seller. The ISBN for Black Itinerants of the Gospel is 9780312294458.

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Details for Black Itinerants of the Gospel

Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSt Martin's Press (February 2002)
Edition2nd Revised edition
Number of Pages208
Thickness11 mm
Height234 mm
Width155 mm
Product Code3806940
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