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America’s religious history is full of surprises. One of them is the often-overlooked phenomenon of female preaching in 18th- and early 19th-century evangelical communities. University of Chicago professor Catherine Brekus is the foremost authority on this extraordinary group of women, which includes such figures as Margaret Meuse Clay, the ex-slave “Old Elizabeth,” Harriet Livermore, and, most famously, Sojourner Truth. Brekus reflects on their lives and teachings, which ranged from impassioned pleas for a return to morality to some of the most influential statements of the abolitionist movement.