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

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Painter, Nell Irvin.
Publication
New York : W.W. Norton
Date
c1996.
Edition
1st ed.
Description
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.
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.
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.
xii, 370 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-343) and index.
ISBN
0393027392
9780393027396
GUSN
249387
Call Number
Stacks E185.97.T8 P35 1996
Other People and Orgs
Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883.
Truth, Sojourner.
Descriptive terms
Abolitionists
African American abolitionists
Biographie.
Social reformers
Women abolitionists
Women social reformers
Material Type
Biography.
Places
United States

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