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Sojourner Truth : a life, a symbol

Author: Nell Irvin Painter
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [1996]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Sojourner Truth: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist, figure of imposing physique, riveting preacher and spellbinding singer who dazzled listeners with her wit and originality. Straight talking and unsentimental, Truth became a national symbol for strong black women - indeed, for all strong women. Like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, she is regarded as a radical of immense and enduring influence; yet unlike them,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sojourner Truth; Sojourner Truth; Sojourner Truth; Sojourner Truth
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nell Irvin Painter
ISBN: 0393027392 9780393027396
OCLC Number: 33440089
Awards: Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, 1997.
Description: xii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Isabella, Sojourner Truth, and American slavery --
Isabella, a slave --
Journey toward freedom --
Sanctification --
Plaintiff and witch --
New York perfectionism --
In the kingdom of Matthias --
Isabella's New York City --
Among the Millerites --
Northampton --
Douglass, Ruggles, and family --
The Narrative of Sojourner Truth --
Networks of antislavery feminism --
Akron, 1851 --
Vengeance and womanhood --
Spiritualism --
The "Lybian Sibyl" --
"Ar'n't I a woman?" --
Partisan and aristocrat --
Truth in photographs --
Presidents --
Washington's freedpeople --
Woman suffrage --
Kansas --
The end of a life --
The life of a symbol --
Coda: The triumph of a symbol.
Responsibility: Nell Irvin Painter.

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