Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-137) and index.
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.
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