Father James Page : an enslaved preacher's climb to freedom

Title Father James Page : an enslaved preacher's climb to freedom
Names Rivers, Larry E.
Book Number DB113674
Title Status In Process
Medium Digital Books
Annotation "James Page spent the majority of his life enslaved--during which time he experienced the death of his free father, witnessed his mother and brother being sold on the auction block, and was forcibly moved 700 miles south from Richmond, Virginia, to Tallahassee, Florida, by his enslaver, John Parkhill. Page would go on to become Parkhill's chief aide on his plantation and, unusually, a religious leader who was widely respected by enslaved men and women as well as by white clergy, educators, and politicians. Rare for enslaved people at the time, Page was literate--and left behind ten letters that focused on his philosophy as an enslaved preacher and, later, as a free minister, educator, politician, and social justice advocate. In Father James Page, Larry Eugene Rivers presents Page as a complex, conflicted man: neither a nonthreatening, accommodationist mouthpiece for white supremacy nor a calculating schemer fomenting rebellion. Rivers emphasizes Page's agency in pursuing a religious vocation, in seeking to exhibit "manliness" in the face of chattel slavery, and in pushing back against the overwhelming power of his enslaver. Post-emancipation, Page continued to preach and to advocate for black self-determination and independence through black land ownership, political participation, and business ownership." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Kidd, Terrence.
LC Subject African American Baptists - Biography
African American clergy - Biography
Baptists - United States - Clergy - Biography
Freedman - United States - Biography
Slaves - United States - Biography
Call Number 286.1092 B ANF
Language English
Original Publication Reissue of: 2021 9781696605014 2021
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