"I Saw the Book Talk": Slave Readings of the First Great Awakening

@article{Lambert2002IST,
  title={"I Saw the Book Talk": Slave Readings of the First Great Awakening},
  author={F. Lambert},
  journal={The Journal of African American History},
  year={2002},
  volume={87},
  pages={12 - 25}
}
  • F. Lambert
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of African American History
Charles Brockwell was horrified by the audience and its conduct at an evangelical revival meeting in mid-eighteenth-century New England. An Anglican missionary in Massachusetts, he denounced the convulsions into which the whole Country is thrown by a set of Enthusiasts that strole about harangueing the admiring Vulgar." In particular, he mentioned, "Women, Children, Servants, and Nigros ... [whose] groans, cries, screams, and agonies" reduced worship to a display of "ridiculous and frantic… Expand
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