The Resource The narrative of Sojourner Truth, (ebook)

The narrative of Sojourner Truth, (ebook)

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The narrative of Sojourner Truth
Title
The narrative of Sojourner Truth
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Language
eng
Summary
One of the most famous and admired African-American women in U.S. history, Sojourner Truth sang, preached, and debated at camp meetings across the country, led by her devotion to the antislavery movement and her ardent pursuit of women's rights. Born into slavery in 1797, Truth fled from bondage some 30 years later to become a powerful figure in the progressive movements reshaping American society. This remarkable narrative, first published in 1850, offers a rare glimpse into the little-documented world of Northern slavery. Truth recounts her life as a slave in rural New York, her separation from her family, her religious conversion, and her life as a traveling preacher during the 1840s. She also describes her work as a social reformer, counselor of former slaves, and sponsor of a black migration to the West. A spellbinding orator and implacable prophet, Truth mesmerized audiences with her tales of life in bondage and with her moving renditions of Methodist hymns and her own songs. Frederick Douglass described her message as a "strange compound of wit and wisdom, of wild enthusiasm, and flint-like common sense." This inspiring account of a black woman's struggles for racial and sexual equality is essential reading for students of American history, as well as for those interested in the continuing quest for equality of opportunity
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1799-1883
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Truth, Sojourner
Dewey number
326/.8092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
PerformerNote
Olive Gilbert
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  • Gilbert, Olive
  • hoopla digital
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  • Truth, Sojourner
  • African Americans
  • Abolitionists
  • Social reformers
Target audience
adult
Label
The narrative of Sojourner Truth, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486111247
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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MWT11602557
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remote
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11602557
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MWT11602557
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The narrative of Sojourner Truth, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486111247
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11602557
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11602557
System control number
MWT11602557
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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