Sisters of the Spirit

Sisters of the Spirit : Three Black Women's Autobiographies of the Nineteenth Century

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Sisters of the Spirit... should interest a wider audience.... These fascinating accounts can stand on their own.... Mr. Andrews has made them even more accessible by providing a comprehensive introduction and helpful footnotes... but he does not intrude on the text itself." -New York Times Book Review... informative and inspiring reading." -The Journal of American HistoryJarena Lee, Zilpha Elaw, and Julia Foote underwent a revolution in their own sense of self that helped to launch a feminist revolution in American religious life and in American society as a whole.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 b&w photos
  • 0253287049
  • 9780253287045

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In Sisters of the Spirit three black American women recreate their lives and proclaim their faith in themselves as women with an empowering mission. As preachers of the Christian gospel, Jarena Lee, Zilpha Elaw, and Julia Foote helped to launch a feminist revolution in American religious life and in American society as a whole.show more

Table of contents

Preface by Catherine L. Albanese and Stephen J. SteinForeword by Marilyn RichardsonAcknowledgmentsIntroductionTextual NoteI. The Life and Religious Experience of Jarena LeeII. Memoirs of the Life, Religious Experience, Ministerial Travels and Labors of Mrs. Zilpha ElawIII. A Brand Plucked from the Fire: An Autobiographical Sketch by Mrs. Julia A.J. FooteNotesshow more

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