David Margrett : a black missionary in the revolutionary Atlantic
Lockley, Tim. (2012) David Margrett : a black missionary in the revolutionary Atlantic. Journal of American Studies, 46 (3). pp. 729-745. ISSN 0021-8758Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021875811001277
David Margrett was a black missionary sent by the Countess of Huntingdon to preach to slaves in South Carolina and Georgia in 1774. Margrett did not confine his preaching in America to spiritual matters, instead speaking out against the system of slavery itself, and offering himself as a “second Moses.” Margrett's message was not well received by authorities in South Carolina, indeed he was fortunate to escape with his life. This article argues that Margrett was a product both of his evangelical training, where speaking out on important matters was encouraged, and also of his British environment, where anti-slavery voices were becoming increasingly prominent. The story of David Margrett demonstrates how black Britons received and interpreted the message of Christianity, and in particular how they used their faith as a means to attack slavery.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > D History (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History > Comparative American Studies
Faculty of Arts > History
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of American Studies|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Page Range:||pp. 729-745|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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