Narrative of Sojourner Truth

Narrative of Sojourner Truth


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  • ISBN 9781101177235
  • 288 Pages
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Overview

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.
Narrative of Sojourner Truth

Narrative of Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth, Introduction by: Nell Irvin Painter

Praise

"The time is long overdue for a compelling look at the legendary Sojourner Truth. Margaret Washington deserves our gratitude for reclaiming Truth and shedding light on the most enigmatic black woman of the 19th century."

– Darlene Clark Hine, Professor of History, Michigan State University

Table of Contents

Narrative of Sojourner Truth Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Nell Irvin Painter

Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text

NARRATIVE OF SOJOURNER TRUTH
Preface by Frances W. Titus
Narrative of Sojourner Truth
“Book of Life”
A Memorial Chapter
Explanatory Notes

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