"Some Expectation of Being Promoted": Ambition, Abolition, and the Reverend James O'Kelly

Allen, J. Timothy
January 2007
North Carolina Historical Review;Jan2007, Vol. 84 Issue 1, p59
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the views of Reverend James O'Kelly, founder of the Republican Methodists in North Carolina, on slavery. It mentions that O'Kelly was an itinerant preacher in the Methodist Society from roughly 1775 to 1792. It cites the reasons of O'Kelly for leaving the Methodists in 1793 and forming the Republican Methodists in August 1794. It cites the criticisms raised against the "Essay on Negro Slavery" released by O'Kelly.


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