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A Mysterious Life and Calling: From Slavery to Ministry in South Carolina (Online) by
Autobiography of the Rev. Charlotte Riley, the first licensed woman preacher in the South Carolina Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Employs extensive biblical text to justify her call to preach the Christian gospel. Riley’s narrative, first published in the early twentieth century, recounts her lived experiences during the nineteenth century and serves as a literary example of biblical exegesis. Extensive footnotes contextualizing scriptural usage.
Those Preachin' Women by
Collection of sermons reproduced by fourteen 20th-century black American preaching women, with short biographical sketches. Introduction focuses on women in the ministry.