Download e-book for kindle: Amanda Berry Smith: From Washerwoman to Evangelist (Studies by Adrienne Israel

By Adrienne Israel

Now to be had in paperback! This biography is the compelling tale of Amanda Berry Smith, a former slave and washer-woman with below a yr of formal schooling who rose to turn into one of many 19th century's most crucial and winning Christian evangelists.

Based on letters released in Christian newspapers, copies of her personal newspaper The Helper, and diverse public documents and records, this biography places Amanda Berry Smith's eventful lifestyles in a formal historic standpoint, comparing the numerous impression of her deeds. It lines her beginnings because the baby of freed blacks in antebellum Pennsylvania, her turbulent marriages, her look for groups and religion in big apple urban, and her eventual prominence as a camp-fire missionary and as an international vacationer of non secular religion. This considerate person research probes the advanced dating among herself and different modern reformers, black and white, and solutions many questions left unanswered by way of Smith's personal autobiography.

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