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Truth, Sojourner


ISBN 9780593242643, 0593242645
Trade Paperback | 288 pages


The autobiography of a Black woman who defied nineteenth-century conventions to become a preacher, popular speaker, abolitionist, and women's rights activist.

"Sojourner Truth [was] an outspoken, tell-it-like-it-is kind of woman...[She] fought for her own freedom, and then used her powers, young people--then she used her power to help others...I hope that Sojourner Truth would be proud to see me, a descendant of slaves, serving as the First Lady of the United States of America."--Michelle Obama

Sojourner Truth was an incredible, remarkable, epoch-defying woman who escaped from slavery and successfully sued for her son's freedom, in addition to her career as a wildly successful orator and activist--a woman alive to the hypocrisies of her age, and unafraid to talk about them.

Her autobiography, which she dictated, is an outstanding historical document. Truth's tale sheds a light on realities of slavery that are still rarely discussed: that she was a slave in upstate New York, not on a Southern plantation; that Dutch was her first language; that the circumstances of her slavery isolated her from a broader Black community; that her experience of religion was a racially integrated one, and became the means of her independence. Ultimately, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American that reveals aspects of slavery and free Black life that are too often overlooked.

Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Paperback)

SKU: 9780593242643
Expected to ship out by April 1, 2025

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