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Memoir of the Late Hannah Kilham : Chiefly Compiled from her Journal, and Edited by her Daughter-in-Law, Sarah Biller - Hannah Kilham

Memoir of the Late Hannah Kilham

Chiefly Compiled from her Journal, and Edited by her Daughter-in-Law, Sarah Biller

By: Hannah Kilham, Sarah Biller (Editor)


Published: 3rd June 2010
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This memoir, compiled from the journals of Hannah Kilham, traces the life of this remarkable woman (1774 1832). It was prepared for publication in 1837 by her stepdaughter, Sarah Biller, who emphasises those aspects of her stepmother's life that support the representation of her as an independent and pioneering women in order to make further claims for women. In 1796 Hannah Kilham joined the Society of Methodists and became an advocate for the poor, for exploited children and for Irish immigrants. She voyaged to Sierra Leone wishing to bring Christianity to its inhabitants and on her third visit to the country she established a school there. Hannah Kilham fought for the rights of slaves and former slaves and against the practices of colonialism and colonial trade. She also produced textbooks for the study of African languages and established herself as a politically astute chronicler of missionary and educational activities."

Preface; 1. Early life; 2. Extracts from the correspondence which passed between Alexander Kilham and Hannah Spurr previous to their marriage; 3. Her marriage with Alexander Kilham; 4. Hannah Kilham joins the Society of Friends; 5. Her prospects of visiting Africa; 6. Joins the British and Irish Ladies' Society, and undertakes in its behalf a visit to Ireland; 7. Her first voyage to Africa; 8. Visits Sierra-Leone; 9. Departure from Sierra-Leone; 10. Returns to England; 11. Her labours for ameliorating the condition of the poor in St. Giles's; 12. Her second voyage to Africa; 13. Her third voyage to Africa; 14. Her continued exertions on behalf of the liberated African children; 15. Receives fifty-six children from the Church Missionary School, which is relinquised - Death; Appendices.

ISBN: 9781108014908
ISBN-10: 1108014909
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Religion
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 524
Published: 3rd June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.66