Sisters of the Spirit

Sisters of the Spirit

Three Black Women’s Autobiographies of the Nineteenth Century
Edited with an Introduction by William L. Andrews
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/7/2008
Format: paper 256 pages, 1 b&w photos
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-28704-5
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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 History

Jarena 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.

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Table of Contents

Preface by Catherine L. Albanese and Stephen J. Stein
Foreword by Marilyn Richardson
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Textual Note

I. The Life and Religious Experience of Jarena Lee

II. Memoirs of the Life, Religious Experience, Ministerial Travels and Labors of Mrs. Zilpha Elaw

III. A Brand Plucked from the Fire: An Autobiographical Sketch by Mrs. Julia A.J. Foote

Notes