Sojourner Truth S America

Author: Margaret Washington
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252093746
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This fascinating biography tells the story of nineteenth-century America through the life of one of its most charismatic and influential characters: Sojourner Truth. In an in-depth account of this amazing activist, Margaret Washington unravels Sojourner Truth's world within the broader panorama of African American slavery and the nation's most significant reform era. Born into bondage among the Hudson Valley Dutch in Ulster County, New York, Isabella was sold several times, married, and bore five children before fleeing in 1826 with her infant daughter one year before New York slavery was abolished. In 1829, she moved to New York City, where she worked as a domestic, preached, joined a religious commune, and then in 1843 had an epiphany. Changing her name to Sojourner Truth, she began traveling the country as a champion of the downtrodden and a spokeswoman for equality by promoting Christianity, abolitionism, and women's rights. Gifted in verbal eloquence, wit, and biblical knowledge, Sojourner Truth possessed an earthy, imaginative, homespun personality that won her many friends and admirers and made her one of the most popular and quoted reformers of her times. Washington's biography of this remarkable figure considers many facets of Sojourner Truth's life to explain how she became one of the greatest activists in American history, including her African and Dutch religious heritage; her experiences of slavery within contexts of labor, domesticity, and patriarchy; and her profoundly personal sense of justice and intuitive integrity. Organized chronologically into three distinct eras of Truth's life, Sojourner Truth's America examines the complex dynamics of her times, beginning with the transnational contours of her spirituality and early life as Isabella and her embroilments in legal controversy. Truth's awakening during nineteenth-century America's progressive surge then propelled her ascendancy as a rousing preacher and political orator despite her inability to read and write. Throughout the book, Washington explores Truth's passionate commitment to family and community, including her vision for a beloved community that extended beyond race, gender, and socioeconomic condition and embraced a common humanity. For Sojourner Truth, the significant model for such communalism was a primitive, prophetic Christianity. Illustrated with dozens of images of Truth and her contemporaries, Sojourner Truth's America draws a delicate and compelling balance between Sojourner Truth's personal motivations and the influences of her historical context. Washington provides important insights into the turbulent cultural and political climate of the age while also separating the many myths from the facts concerning this legendary American figure.

Narrative Of Sojourner Truth

Author: Sojourner Truth
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111245
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First published in 1850, this inspiring memoir by the famous African-American abolitionist and champion of women's rights tells of her life in slavery, her self-liberation, and her tireless campaign for racial and sexual equality.

Sojourner Truth

Author: Nell Irvin Painter
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393317084
Size: 42.16 MB
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Offers a portrait of Sojourner Truth, who was born into slavery, transformed herself into a pentecostal preacher, and spoke out against slavery and in support of oppressed people

Sojourner Truth S Ain T I A Woman Speech

Author: Corona Brezina
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404201545
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Examines the circumstances leading to the speech by Sojourner Truth, and discusses the impact on the women's rights movements.

Sojourner Truth

Author: Mary Butler
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823957361
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Profiles the life of Sojourner Truth, born a slave and later freed, as she fought for equal rights for African Americans and woman.

Sojourner Truth

Author: Norman L. Macht
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
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A biography of the former slave who became an outspoken antislavery and women's rights activist in the United States.

Book Of Life

Author: Sojourner Truth
Publisher: X-Pr
ISBN: 9781874509950
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"Sojourner Truth was the first black feminist. Long before it became fashionable, this strong-boned, chisel-faced, sit-up-straight woman was a lone voice speaking for the rights of black women in the nineteenth century. Her refusal to capitulate women's rights for the sake of black rights, resulted in her being challenged by an angry crowd of men to submit herself to a physical examination to prove she was a woman. Sojourner boldly bared her breasts, declaring it was their shame, not hers, to do so." "The Book of Life is a unique insight into how black women viewed the world in the nineteenth century, with a message for the woman of today: "Don't just talk about getting your rights, go out and seize them!""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Sojourner Truth

Author: Patricia C. McKissack
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9780785725152
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A biography of the former slave who became well-known as an abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.

Who Was Sojourner Truth

Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
ISBN: 0448486784
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Almost 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, Sojourner Truth was mistreated by a streetcar conductor. She took him to court--and won! Before she was Sojourner Truth, she was known simply as Belle. Born a slave in New York sometime around 1797, she was later sold and separated from her family. Even after she escaped from slavery, she knew her work was not yet done. She changed her name and traveled, inspiring everyone she met and sharing her story until her death in 1883 at age eighty-six. In this easy-to-read biography, Yona Zeldis McDonough continues to share that remarkable story.