"Rebecca's Revival" is the remarkable story of a Caribbean woman - a slave turned evangelist - who helped inspire the rise of black Christianity in the Atlantic world. All but unknown today, Rebecca Protten left an enduring influence on African-American religion and society. Born in 1718, Protten embarked on an itinerant mission, preaching to hundreds of the enslaved Africans of St. Thomas, a Danish sugar colony in the West Indies. Labouring in obscurity and weathering persecution from hostile planters, Protten and other black preachers created the earliest African Protestant congregation in the Americas.
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(210mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Harvard University Press
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Author Biography - Jon F. Sensbach
Jon F. Sensbach is Associate Professor of History, University of Florida.