Narrative of Sojourner Truth

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Sojourner Truth, Nell Irvin Painter (Introduction by)
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Narrative of Sojourner Truth.pdf
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7791521097852

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Narrative of Sojourner Truth is one of the most important documents of slavery ever written, as well as being a partial autobiography of the woman who became a pioneer in the struggles for racial and sexual equality. With an eloquence that resonates more than a century after its original publication in 1850, the narrative bears witness to Sojourner Truth's thirty years of bondage in upstate New York and to the mystical revelations that turned her into a passionate and indefatigable abolitionist. In this new edition, which has been edited and extensively annotated by the distinguished scholar and biographer of Sojourner Truth, Margaret Washington, Truth's testimony takes on added dimensions: as a lens into the little-known world of northern slavery; as a chronicle of spiritual conversion; and as an inspiring account of a black woman striving for personal and political empowerment.

Publication date 1875 Topics Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883 Publisher Boston : For the author Collection cdl; americana Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor University of ... This narrative about the life of Sojourner Truth was dictated to her friend Olive Gilbert in 1850.

Since Sojourner could neither read or write, she dictated her story to Olive Gilbert after they met at a Women's Rights rally. The Narrative was first published in 1850, and was widely distributed by the ... Sojourner Truth's religious experiences carried over into her Narrative, which was a striking spiritual work which focuses mainly on the evolution of her faith and religious experiences.

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