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Sojourner Truth : a life, a symbol / Nell Irvin Painter.

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  • ISBN: 0393027392 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780393027396 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1996.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-343) and index.
Summary, etc.: Sojourner Truth: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist, figure of imposing physique, riveting preacher and spellbinding singer who dazzled listeners with her wit and originality. Straight talking and unsentimental, Truth became a national symbol for strong black women - indeed, for all strong women. Like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, she is regarded as a radical of immense and enduring influence; yet unlike them, what is remembered of her consists more of myth than of historical fact. Now, in a masterful blend of scholarship and sympathetic understanding, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter goes beyond the myths, words, and photographs to uncover the life of a complex woman who was born into slavery and died a legend. Inspired by religion, Truth transformed herself from a domestic servant named Isabella into an itinerant Pentecostal preacher; her words of empowerment have inspired black women and poor people the world over to this day. As an abolitionist and a feminist, Truth defied the stereotype of "the slave" as male and "the woman" as white - expounding a fact that still bears repeating: among blacks there are women; among women, there are blacks. --From GoodReads
Subject: Truth, Sojourner, 1799-1883.
African American women abolitionists > Biography.
Abolitionists > United States > Biography.
Women abolitionists > United States > Biography.
Social reformers > United States > Biography.
Women social reformers > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biography
North American History > American History
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