The African Preacher [Uncle Jack] by WILLIAM S WHITE 1849 Religious Life of Slave Nottoway County, Virginia ~ African American ~ James Jones


Title: The African Preacher: An Authentic Narrative

Author: William S. [Spotswood] White

Description: Brown cloth boards with gilt title on spine. Cloth show a bit of general soiling; light wear to extremities. Interior is unmarked. Some pages show spots of soiling. Frontispiece and one illustrated plate. 139 pages. 5.75 x 3.6 inches.

The story of the life, character, and ministry of the black slave preacher ''Uncle Jack,'' written by Rev. William Spotswood White (1800-1873). As a boy, Uncle Jack had been kidnapped in Africa and then sold into slavery in Nottoway County, Virginia, likely in the 1750s. After being taught to read by his master's children, he received his license to preach from the Baptist church. Uncle Jack died in 1843. The appendix contains a 26-page biography of the Virginia legislator and close friend of Uncle Jack, James Jones (1772-1848), and a nine-page sketch describing a slave's night funeral.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good–
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
Place: Philadelphia
Year: 1849

Keywords: slave preacher, Nottoway County, Virginia, African Americans, slaves, religious life, James Jones,

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