George Liele


The Life of George Liele

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The Letters of George Liele

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Primary Sources

    • Liele, George. “An Account of Several Baptist Churches, Consisting Chiefly of Negro Slaves: Particularly of One at Kingston, in Jamaica; and Another at Savannah in Georgia (1793).” Unchained Voices: An Anthology of Black Authors in the English-speaking World of the Eighteenth Century. Ed. Vincent Carretta. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 2004.
    • Liele, George. “The Covenant of the Anabaptist Church: Began in America 1777, in Jamaica, Dec. 1783.” 1796. British Baptist material, Angus Library of Regents Park College, Oxford. Reel 1, no. 14. Publication (Historical Commission, Southern Baptist Convention), MF # 4265.
    • Liele, George, and Andrew Bryan. “Letters from Pioneer Black Baptists.” Afro-American Religious History: A Documentary Witness. Ed. Milton C. Sernett. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1985.

Selected Research Literature

    • Gayle, Clement H. L. George Liele: Pioneer Missionary to Jamaica. Kingston: Jamaica Baptist Union, 1982.
    • Little, Thomas. “George Liele and the Rise of Independent Black Baptist Churches in the Lower South and Jamaica.” Slavery & Abolition 16.2 (1995): 188-204.
    • Morrison, Doreen. “George Liele and the Ethiopian Baptist Church: The First Credible Baptist Missionary Witness to the World.” Birmingham: Doreen Morrison.
    • Neely, Alan. “Liele, George.” Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions. Ed. Gerald H. Anderson. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 1998. 400-1.
    • Pugh, Alfred Lane. Pioneer Preachers in Paradise: The Legacies of George Liele, Prince Williams and Thomas Paul in Jamaica, the Bahamas and Haiti. Lauderhill, FA: Paradise Pub., 2003.
    • Pulis, John W. “Bridging Troubled Waters: Moses Baker, George Liele, and the African American Diaspora to Jamaica.” Moving On: Black Loyalists in the Afro-Atlantic World. Ed. John W. Pulis. New York: Garland, 1999.
    • Shannon, David T., Julia Frazier White, and Deborah Van Broekhoven. George Liele’s Life and Legacy: An Unsung Hero. Macon, GA: Mercer UP, 2013.



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General Interest and Educational Sources

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