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Sojourner Truth's America

Author: Margaret Washington; American Council of Learned Societies.
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2009.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

An expansive new biography of Sojourner Truth, charismatic preacher and activist


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Sojourner Truth; Sojourner Truth; Sojourner Truth; Sojourner Truth
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Washington; American Council of Learned Societies.
ISBN: 9780252034190 0252034198 9780252078019 0252078012
OCLC Number: 1204855592
Notes: "Illinois paperback"--t.p. verso.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [New York] : American Council of Learned Societies, ©2018. Available in TIFF, PDF, or plain text with HTML navigation. Description based on contents viewed 9 July 2018.
Description: xx, 478 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: a word on language ix acknowledgments xi abbreviations xix introduction: the three lives of sojourner truth part I bell hardenbergh and slavery times in the hudson river valley 1. African and Dutch Religious Heritage 9 2. "Home Is Like a Grave" 18 Domesticity, Spirituality, and Patriarchy 3. "Better to Me Than a Man" 32 Female Life, Labor, and Slavery in Rural New York part II isabella van wagenen: a preaching woman 4. Like Hagar and Her Children 51 Long Walks to Freedom 5. "A Rushing Mighty Wind" 69 Isabella's Baptism of the Spirit 6. Sanctification and Perfection 81 Becoming a Religious Radical 7. "I Will Crush Them with the Truth" 98 The Commune of Matthias part III sojourner truth and the antislavery apostles 8. The Antislavery Vanguard, 1833-1843 129 9. "The Spirit Calls Me There" 141 A Sojourner Is Chosen 10. A Holy City 156 Sojourner Truth and the Northampton Community 11. The Cold Water Army, Olive Gilbert, and Sojourner's Narrative 175 12. The Bloodhound Bill and Intensified Activism 191 13. The New York Campaign 206 14. "God, You Drive" 221 The Sojourner in Ohio 15. "I Go in for Agitatin'" 248 16. Truth Is Powerful 272 17. Proclaim Liberty throughout the Land 298 18. "Was Woman True?" 334 Sojourner, Suffrage, and Civil Rights 19. "I Am on My Way to Kansas" 355 epilogue: well done, good and faithful servant 377 notes 381 index 455 Illustrations follow pages 8, 50, 128.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Margaret Washington.


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