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Sojourner Truth : a life, a symbol

Author: Nell Irvin Painter
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1997, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biography of Sojourner Truth, a woman born into slavery who, inspired by religion, made herself over into a strong public presence, traveling America in the years between the 1840s and late 1870s, denouncing slavery and advocating freedom, women's rights, and temperance.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Sojourner Truth; Sojourner Truth; Sojourner Truth
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nell Irvin Painter
ISBN: 0393317080 9780393317084
OCLC Number: 37751255
Notes: "First published as a Norton paperback 1997."
Originally published: 1996.
Description: xii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 22 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 "Libyan 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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