Henry McNeal Turner (1834-1915) was one of America's earliest black activists and social reformers. This book recovers a lost voice within American and African American rhetorical history. Henry McNeal Turner was one of the leading African American figures during the second half of the nineteenth century. However, despite Turner's notoriety during his lifetime, history has not been kind to Turner. He published copious numbers of articles, essays, and editorials; as well as pamphlets and introductions to several books. Turner also published several of his speeches, as well as a book of letters chronicling one of his trips to Africa. Turner published a hymnal for the African Methodist Episcopal Church as well as a polity manual for the denomination. Despite this thick corpus of material to study, scholars have not paid the same amount of attention to Turner as some of his contemporaries. One of the reasons for the dearth in Turner studies is that Turner's writings have been scattered. This volume offers a collection of Turner's writings from 1859-1865.