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Sojourner Truth as orator : wit, story, and song

Author: Suzanne Pullon Fitch; Roseann M Mandziuk
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997.
Series: Great American orators, no. 25.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is an in-depth analysis of the full breadth of Sojourner Truth's public discourse that places it in its proper historical context and explores the use of humor and narratives as primary rhetorical strategies used by this illiterate ex-slave to create a powerful public persona. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the life of Sojourner Truth, and includes a unique and authoritative compilation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fitch, Suzanne Pullon.
Sojourner Truth as orator.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997
(DLC) 97001688
(OCoLC)36301391
Named Person: Sojourner Truth; Sojourner Truth
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Pullon Fitch; Roseann M Mandziuk
ISBN: 9780313031953 0313031959
OCLC Number: 650306990
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 238 p.)
Contents: Series Foreword; Foreword; Acknowledgments; PART I: CRITICAL ANALYSIS; 1. Introduction; 2. From Slave to Freewoman; 3. "If We Can Laugh and Sing"; 4. Storyteller and Songstress; 5. Conclusion: Folk Legend; PART II: COLLECTED SPEECHES, REPORTS, PUBLIC LETTERS, AND SONGS; Speeches; Reports; Public Letters; Songs; Chronology of Major Speeches; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W.
Series Title: Great American orators, no. 25.
Responsibility: Suzanne Pullon Fitch, Roseann M. Mandziuk.

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This work is an in-depth analysis of the full breadth of Sojourner Truth's public discourse that places it in its proper historical context and explores the use of humor and narratives as primary rhetorical strategies used by this illiterate ex-slave to create a powerful public persona. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the life of Sojourner Truth, and includes a unique and authoritative compilation of primary rhetorical documents, such as speeches, songs, and public letters.

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