Autobiography : The Story of the Lord's Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, The Colored Evangelist, Containing an Account of Her Life Work of Faith, and Her Travels in America, England, Ireland, Scotland, India and Africa, as anIndependent Missionary

By: SMITH, Amanda THOBURN, Bishop, of India, intro.

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SMITH, Amanda. An Autobiography : The Story of the Lord's Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, The Colored Evangelist, Containing an Account of Her Life Work of Faith, and Her Travels in America, England, Ireland, Scotland, Indiaand Africa, as an Independent Missionary. With an introduction by Bishop T hoburn, of India. Chicago: Meyer & Brother, Publishers, 108 Washington Street, 1893. Pp. (4),[iii]-xvi,17-506,(2), port. frontis., +25 leaves of blackand white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt portrait decora tion to front board, gilt lettering to spine. Spine reads: "Amanda Smith's Own Story". The autobiography of Amanda Berry Smith, born a slave in Maryland in 1837, who, after her family won their freedom, assisted in helping escaped slaves along the underground railroad, and served as a temperance advocate. She became an evangelical Methodist (and was among the most influential black female evangelists of the nineteenth century), partaking in largely white Camp Meetings throughout the United States whilst also visiting urban missions as an advocate of the "holiness movement". Smith would later take her evangelical work abroad, travelling the world for many years as a independent missionary in India and western Africa (the experiences of whichmake up the latter half of this volume). She published her autobiography i n large part to help fund an orphanage that she had established in the Chicago area, the first for African American children in the state. "The novelty of a colored woman from America, who had in her childhood been a slave, appearing before an audience in Calcutta, was sufficient to attract attention, but this alone would not account for the popularity which she enjoyed throughout her whole stay in [the] city. [...] As the crowd rushed up to the spot, and saw her with her beaming face upturned to the evening sky, pouring out her soul in prayer, tehy became perfectly still, and stood as if transfixed to the spot! Not even a whisper disturbed the solemn silence." (fromThoburn's introduction, page VI). Contents: 1. Birth, Parentage and Delive rance from Slavery through the Conversion of my Mother's Young Mistress -- My Pious Grandmother; 2. Removal to Pennsylvania -- Going to School -- First Religious Experiences -- Pernicious Reading; 3. Some of the Remembrances of My Girlhood Days -- Helping Runaways -- My Mother Aroused -- A Narrow Escape -- A Touching Story; 4. Moving from Lowe's Farm -- Marriage -- Conversion; 5. How I Bought my Sister Frances and How the Lord Paid the Debt; 6. Marriage and Disappointed Hopes -- Return to Philadelphia -- A Stranger in New York -- Mother Jones' Help -- Death of My Father; 7. The Blessing -- About Seeking Sanctification by Works; 8. My First Temptation, and Other Experiences -- I Go to New Utrecht to See My Husband -- A Little Experience at Bedford Street Church, New York -- Faith Healing; 9. Various Experiences -- His Presence -- Obedience -- My Temptation to Leave the Church -- What People Think -- Satisfied; 10. "Thy Will Be Done," and How the Spirit Taught meits Meaning, Also That of Some Other Passages of Scripture -- My Daughter Mazie's Conversion; 11. My Call To Go Out -- An Attack from Satan -- His Snare Broken -- My Perplexity in Regard to the Trinity -- Manifestation of Jesus -- Was It a Dream?; 12. My Last Call -- How I Obeyed It, and What Was the Result; 13. My Remembrances of Camp Meeting -- Second Camp Meeting -- Singing -- Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice; 14. Kennebunk Camp Meeting -- How I Got There, and Was Entertained -- A Gazing Stock -- Hamilton Camp Meeting -- A Trip to Vermont -- The Lost Trunk, and How It Was Found; 15. My Experience at Dr Taylor's Church, New York, and Elsewhere -- The General Conference at Nashville -- How I Was Treated and How It All Came Out -- How Things Change; 16. How I Got to Knoxville, Tenn., to the National Camp Meeting, and what followed; 17. Sea Cliff Camp Meeting, July, 1872 -- First Thoughts of Africa -- Mazie's Education and Marriage -- My Experience at Yarmouth; 18. Pittman Church, Philadelphia -- How I Became the Owner of a House, and What Became of It -- The Mayflower Mission, Brooklyn -- At Dr Cuyler's; 19. Brooklyn -- Call to Go to England -- Baltimore -- Voyage Over; 20. LimeStreet Station, Liverpool, England, and the Reception I Met With There -- Pages from My Diary; 21. Visit to Scotland, London, and Other Places -- Conversation with a Curate -- Great Meeting at Perth -- How I Came to Go to India; 22. In Paris -- On the Way to India -- Florence -- Rome -- Naples -- Egypt; 23. India -- Notes from My Diary -- Bassim -- A Blessing at Family Prayer -- Naini Tal -- Terrible Floods and Destruction of Life; 24. The GreatMeeting at Bangalore -- The Orphanage at Colar -- Burmah -- Calcutta -- En gland; 25. Africa -- Incidents of the Voyage -- Monrovia -- First Fourth ofJuly There -- A School for Boys -- Cape Palmas -- Bassa -- Temperance Work -- Thomas Anderson; 26. Fortsville -- Temperance Meetings -- Evil Customs -- Thomas Brown -- Balaam -- Jottings from the Junk River -- Brother Harrisis Sanctified; 27. Conference at Monrovia -- Entertaining the Bishop -- Si erra Leone -- Grand Canary -- A Strange Dream -- Conference at Bassa -- Bishop Taylor; 28. Old Calabar -- Victoria's Jubilee -- Cape Mount -- Clay-Ashland Holiness Association -- Religion of Africa -- Trial for Witchcraft -- The Women of Africa; 29. How I Came to Take Little Bob -- Teaching Him to Read -- His Conversion -- Some of His Trials and How He Met Them -- Bob Goesto School; 30. Native Babies -- Visit to Creektown -- Native Superstitions -- Products of Africa -- Disappointed Emigrants; 31. Liberia -- Buildings -- The Rainy Season -- Sierra Leone -- Its People -- Schools -- White Missionaries -- Common Sense Needed -- Brother Johnson's Experience -- How We Get On In Africa; 32. Cape Palmas -- How I Got There -- Brother Ware -- Brother Sharper's Experience -- A Great Revival; 33. Emigration to Liberia -- Schools of Liberia -- Mission Schools -- False Impressions -- Ignorance and Helplessness of Emigrants -- African Aristocracy; 34. Letters and Testimonials -- Bishop Taylor -- Church at Monrovia -- Upper Caldwell -- Sierra Leone-- Greenville -- Cape Palmas -- Band of Hope Temperance Society at Monrovi a -- Letters -- Mrs Payne -- Mrs Denman -- Mrs Inskip -- Rev Edgar M. Levy -- Annie Wittenmyer -- Dr Dorchester -- Margaret Bottome -- Miss Willard --Landy Henry Somerset; 35. Return to Liverpool -- Faith Heeling -- Bishop T aylor Leaves Again for Africa -- Use of Means -- The Story of My Bonnet -- Tokens of God's Help After My Return from Africa; 36. Work in England -- InLiverpool, London, Manchester, and Various Other Places -- I Go to Scotlan d and Ireland -- Secure Passage to New York -- Incidents of the Voyage -- Home Again -- Concluding Words. A couple of small discoloured spots to frontboard (one of which has removed a "shoulder" of gilt from the portrait), l ight foxing to frontispiece and initial and final leaves, small chip to bottom edge of rear fre endpaper, the slightest bit of shelfwear to spine endsand corners, else a very good and handsome, tight copy. 250.00

Title: Autobiography : The Story of the Lord's Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, The Colored Evangelist, Containing an Account of Her Life Work of Faith, and Her Travels in America, England, Ireland, Scotland, India and Africa, as anIndependent Missionary

Author Name: SMITH, Amanda THOBURN, Bishop, of India, intro.

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Publisher: Meyer & Brother, Publishers, Chicago, 1893,:

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