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Some Wild Visions: Autobiographies by Female Itinerant Evangelists in Nineteenth-Century America

Elizabeth Elkin Grammer

Abstract

This literary study concerns the spiritual autobiographies of seven nineteenth‐century American women who found themselves called, often by way of wild visions, to become itinerant evangelists. Jarena Lee, Zilpha Elaw, Nancy Towle, Lydia Sexton, Laura Haviland, Julia Foote, and Amanda Berry Smith, though living and writing in an age which perfected the ideology of domesticity, chose literal homelessness for long periods of their lives, thus renouncing their claim upon the paradigm by which many northern women, black and white, measured their lives. Such itinerant lives were no doubt hard to li ... More

Keywords: Jarena Lee, Zilpha Elaw, Nancy Towle, Lydia Sexton, Laura Haviland, Julia Foote, Amanda Berry Smith, female preachers, spiritual autobiographies, nineteenth‐century American women, nineteenth‐century evangelicalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195139617
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195139615.001.0001

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Elizabeth Elkin Grammer, author
University of the South
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