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The Resource Prophesying daughters : Black women preachers and the Word, 1823-1913, Chanta M. Haywood

Prophesying daughters : Black women preachers and the Word, 1823-1913, Chanta M. Haywood

Label
Prophesying daughters : Black women preachers and the Word, 1823-1913
Title
Prophesying daughters
Title remainder
Black women preachers and the Word, 1823-1913
Statement of responsibility
Chanta M. Haywood
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In nineteenth-century America, many black women left their homes, their husbands, and their children to spread the Word of God. Descendants of slaves or former 2slave girls3 themselves, they traveled all over the country, even abroad, preaching to audiences composed of various races, denominations, sexes, and classes, offering their own interpretations of the Bible. When they were denied the pulpit because of their sex, they preached in tents, bush clearings, meeting halls, private homes, and other spaces. They dealt with domestic ideologies that positioned them as subservient in the home, and with racist ideologies that positioned them as naturally inferior to whites. They also faced legalities restricting blacks socially and physically and the socioeconomic reality of often being part of a large body of unskilled laborers. Jarena Lee, Julia Foote, Maria Stewart, and Frances Gaudet were four women preachers who endured such hardships because of their religious convictions. Often quoting from the scripture, they insisted that they were indeed prophesying daughters whom God called upon to preach. Significantly, many of these women preachers wrote autobiographies in which they present images of assertive, progressive, pious women{u2014}steadfast and unmovable in their religious beliefs and bold in voicing their concerns about the moral standing of their race and society at large. Chanta M. Haywood examines these autobiographies to provide new insight into the nature of prophesying, offering an alternative approach to literature with strong religious imagery. She analyzes how these four women employed rhetorical and political devices in their narratives, using religious discourse to deconstruct race, class, and gender issues of the nineteenth century. By exploring how religious beliefs become an avenue for creating alternative ideologies, Prophesying Daughters will appeal to students and scholars of African American literature, women{u2019}s studies, and religious studies."--Publishers website
Cataloging source
DLC
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1968-
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Haywood, Chanta M.
Dewey number
251/.0082/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
BR563.N4
LC item number
H39 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • African American women clergy
  • African American women clergy
  • Prophecy
Label
Prophesying daughters : Black women preachers and the Word, 1823-1913, Chanta M. Haywood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-137) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prophesying daughters : biographical and historical background -- The act of prophesying : nineteenth-century Black women preachers and Black literary history -- Prophetic change : Jarena Lee's and Julia Foote's uses of conversion rhetoric in the context of reader distrust -- Prophetic journeying : the trope of travel in Black women preachers' narratives -- Prophetic reading : Black women preachers and biblical interpretation -- Prophetic works : prophesying daughters and social activism--the case of Frances Joseph Gaudet -- Can I get a witness? : the implications of prophesying for African American literary studies
Control code
51511552
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 144 pages
Isbn
9780826214676
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003000562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Prophesying daughters : Black women preachers and the Word, 1823-1913, Chanta M. Haywood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prophesying daughters : biographical and historical background -- The act of prophesying : nineteenth-century Black women preachers and Black literary history -- Prophetic change : Jarena Lee's and Julia Foote's uses of conversion rhetoric in the context of reader distrust -- Prophetic journeying : the trope of travel in Black women preachers' narratives -- Prophetic reading : Black women preachers and biblical interpretation -- Prophetic works : prophesying daughters and social activism--the case of Frances Joseph Gaudet -- Can I get a witness? : the implications of prophesying for African American literary studies
Control code
51511552
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 144 pages
Isbn
9780826214676
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003000562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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