The Narrative Of Sojourner Truth

The Narrative Of Sojourner Truth

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One of the most important slave narratives of all time, "The Narrative of Sojourner Truth" tells the story of one African American woman who struggles against the bondages of slavery in the mid-1800s. With the strength of her spirituality, Truth overcomes many struggles in her life and goes on to become a leading abolitionist and champion of women's… See more details below

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One of the most important slave narratives of all time, "The Narrative of Sojourner Truth" tells the story of one African American woman who struggles against the bondages of slavery in the mid-1800s. With the strength of her spirituality, Truth overcomes many struggles in her life and goes on to become a leading abolitionist and champion of women's rights. An important historical document of the time of slavery in the United States, "The Narrative of Sojourner Truth" is a must read for anyone interested in that dark period of time in American history.

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Library Journal
Truth's narrative is a powerful rendering of bondage, denial, and loss transcended by genius, family, and a spiritual base. It juxtaposes spirituality with moral turpitude. Truth was a freethinker who lived within a family of wretched circumstances in New York's Ulster County; she was a wife whose runaway husband had been beated into submission; a mother who reclaimed her only son from a brutal Georgia slaver; a person of principles who was duped by slavers and false prophets; and, finally, at 46, an orator, abolitionist, and member of the Northampton utopian community. As a companion to Truth's narrative, Washington presents a cogent, well-crafted introduction full of historical information that sketches a framework for understanding slavery as it was practiced in the Northeast. This slender book belongs in all literature and history collections.-- Veronica Mitchell, New York City Board of Education

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ISBN-13:
9781420927115
Publisher:
Neeland Media
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.23(d)

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