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Enduring Truths : Sojourner's shadows and substance

Author: Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Runaway slave Sojourner Truth gained fame in the nineteenth century as an abolitionist, feminist, and orator and earned a living partly by selling photographic carte de visite portraits of herself at lectures and by mail. Cartes de visite, similar in format to calling cards, were relatively inexpensive collectibles that quickly became a new mode of mass communication. Despite being illiterate, Truth copyrighted her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Portraits
Named Person: Sojourner Truth; Sojourner Truth; Sojourner Truth; Sojourner Truth; Sojourner Truth
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
ISBN: 9780226192130 022619213X
OCLC Number: 890757407
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: x, 229 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 x 29 cm
Contents: The early cartes de visite : Truth in Indiana 1861 ; Truth as Libyan sibyl ; Truth in Michigan 1863 --
Shadows and substance : Truth's captioned cartes de visite after 1864 ; Shadows and chemistry --
Texts and circulating paper : Truth's illiteracy ; Truth's copyright ; Money and the Civil War --
Collecting and the late photographs : Album politics ; Truth's last portraits 1881-83.
Responsibility: Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby.

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Runaway slave Sojourner Truth gained fame in the nineteenth century as an abolitionist, feminist, and orator and earned a living partly by selling cartes de visite of herself at lectures and by mail.  Read more...

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Grigsby convincingly demonstrates how Truth s shrewd engagement with the new medium of photography, in tandem with her deliberate efforts to secure legal and monetary control over her portraits, Read more...

 
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