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Index African American literature, 65, 117; autobiographies in, 16, 19–20, 22, 37, 96–97; black women preachers’ narratives in, 16–17, 19, 21, 33, 101, 112, 121; black women’s, 19, 27–28, 91; challenges to social mores in, 97, 110; conversion narratives in, 31, 35, 39–40; dialogism in, 27, 29; letters of authentication in, 37–38, 47–50; narrative techniques in, 18, 24, 47–50; practical vs. theoretical interpretations of, 112–15; religion in, 22, 24, 112, 116–17; response to reader mistrust in, 35, 39–40, 47–49; slave narratives in, 47–49; spiritual narratives in, 24–25; split between religious and secular, 23–26; theory of prophesying in, 22, 115–16 African Americans, 59, 59n14, 87; and the Bible, 75–79, 87; biblical Christianity of, 22–23, 112; conditions of, 11–12, 91, 106; education for, 106–7; institutions of excluding women, 74, 90, 107; as prisoners, 10–11, 13; social issues affecting, 97–98; travel during era of slavery, 54–56; treated as spiritually inferior, 2, 7, 75–76, 98–100; using typological “gyn”esis, 81–82 African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, 2, 10, 23n14, 54; and women’s roles, 12, 61, 94 African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Zion, 12–13 Afterlife: effects of belief in, 23–24 Allen, Richard, 23n14, 54; and Lee, 3, 43–44, 62; and women’s call to preach, 2–3 Ananias: in Paul’s conversion, 41, 43 Andrews, William, 16, 22, 34, 57; on African American autobiographies, 19, 98; neglecting role of black women preachers in social change, 93–94 Anthony, Susan B., 28 Apostolic travel, 111; difficulties of, 51–52, 54, 56, 58, 66–69, 101–2; and gender expectations, 59–60, 62–66; as marker of Christianity, 20, 31–32; motivation for, 53–55, 57–58; “othering” for conversion in, 69–71; Paul’s, 42; range of, 52, 64–65 Assimilation, 98 Autobiographies/journals, 42, 76; addressing reader distrust in, 36–38, 111; African American, 19–20, 22; of black women preachers, 16, 111–12; of Foote, 7, 9, 49, 97, 116; of Gaudet, 11, 30, 97, 103, 116; of Lee, 3, 24, 30, 49, 94, 96–98, 116; letters of attestation with, 103; letters of authentication with, 47–50; and prophesying, 30, 116; slave narratives as, 47–49; social import of, 93, 97, 102–3; of Stewart, 97–98, 116; as testimonials, 36–37 Autometagraphies, 111 Awkward, Michael, 113 Baker, Houston, 113–15 Bakhtin, M. M., 18, 26. See also Dialogism Baldwin, Albert, 105 Baldwin, James, 25 Baptist Church: women’s roles in, 14, 92 Beckford, James, 36 Beloved (Morrison), 56n8 Bethune, Mary McLeod, 91 Bible, 19, 35; African Americans’ choice of passages from, 78–79, 86–87; black women preachers’ uses of, 77–82; gender ideology in, 20, 45–47, 74–75; identification with, 87–88; race ideology in, 75–76; used to justify opposition to women preaching, 73–74, 76; used to justify women’s preaching, 14–15, 17–18, 82–83; uses of, 77–79, 88, 102–3, 118–21; women’s roles in, 81–85, 88. See also Biblical interpretations Biblical interpretations, 20, 32, 75; alternative, 76–77, 81, 88–89; in 139 140 Index autometagraphies, 111–12; uses of, 76, 78, 118–19. See also Bible Binarisms: in attempts at conversion, 69, 71; challenged through travel, 55, 61; heathen/nonheathen, 99 Black Arts movement, 22 Black Codes, 12, 15, 38. See also Jim Crowism Black women, 76–77, 91; exclusion of, 107–8; and morality, 72–73, 91–92; roles of, 25, 59n14, 64; testimonials by, 36–37; white women warned against complacency toward, 118–19 Black women’s club movement, 91 Black Women Writing Autobiography (Braxton), 22, 37 Brand Plucked from the Fire (Foote), 7, 9, 34. See also Foote, Julia Braxton, Joanne, 16, 22, 37, 57, 93 Broughton, Virginia, 102–3 Brown, Hallie Quinn, 91 Bryan, Violet H., 106 Cannon, Katie, 75–76, 79, 86 Capital punishment, 8, 101 Carby, Hazel, 24, 91, 95, 108 Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 22 Chauncey, Charles, 37–38 Child, Lydia Maria, 48 Children, 102; during apostolic travel of mothers, 62–63; Gaudet’s work with, 11, 103, 105–6, 109–10; of prisoners, 103–5 Christian, Barbara, 112–15 Christianity, 30, 115; of African Americans, 22–24, 112; markers of, 20; as masculinist, 20–21; slavery as paradox for, 118–20; symbolized by Paul’s conversion, 40–41 Christian Recorder, 23–24, 59, 67–68 Christian Temperance...

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9780826262998
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9780826214676
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OCLC
1017609628
Pages
160
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2018-01-03
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English
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