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Sojourner Truth : a life, a symbol, by Nell Irvin Painter

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Sojourner Truth : a life, a symbol
Title
Sojourner Truth
Title remainder
a life, a symbol
Statement of responsibility
by Nell Irvin Painter
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Summary
Offers a portrait of Sojourner Truth, who was born into slavery, transformed herself into a pentecostal preacher, and spoke out against slavery and in support of oppressed people
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1997.
  • BCALA Literary Award for Nonfiction, 1997.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1996.
Biography type
individual biography
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153438
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 305.567092
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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a life, a symbol
Label
Sojourner Truth : a life, a symbol, by Nell Irvin Painter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33440089
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780393027396
Lccn
95047595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33440089
  • (Sirsi) a1235320
Label
Sojourner Truth : a life, a symbol, by Nell Irvin Painter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33440089
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780393027396
Lccn
95047595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33440089
  • (Sirsi) a1235320

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