By Adrienne Israel

Now on hand in paperback! This biography is the compelling tale of Amanda Berry Smith, a former slave and washer-woman with under a 12 months of formal schooling who rose to develop into one of many 19th century's most vital and winning Christian evangelists.

Based on letters released in Christian newspapers, copies of her personal newspaper The Helper, and various public documents and records, this biography places Amanda Berry Smith's eventful lifestyles in a formal historic standpoint, comparing the numerous influence 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 ny urban, and her eventual prominence as a camp-fire missionary and as an international traveller of religious religion. This considerate person examine probes the complicated dating among herself and different modern reformers, black and white, and solutions many questions left unanswered through Smith's personal autobiography.

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