Asbury's South Carolina Visits, 1785-1815


When Francis Asbury arrived in Charleston, SC in 1785, Methodism in America was a little over a decade old. The full impact of the Great Awakening was afoot. While this new faith was most unpopular among the planter class and merchant elite, it took firm root in the thousands of back-country settlers flooding into the Piedmont and mountains in the South.
    Asbury’s career as a circuit rider, professing the faith to hundreds of small settlements throughout the PeeDee and beyond, spanned three decades during a time of enormous social change. Lawrence’s abstracts from the Journal introduce us to the everyday folk of South Carolina.


Harold A. Lawrence


1995, paper, 137 pp.