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

Label
Sojourner Truth : a life, a symbol
Title
Sojourner Truth
Title remainder
a life, a symbol
Statement of responsibility
Nell Irvin Painter
Creator
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
  • 305.5/67/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.T8
LC item number
P35 1996
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, Nell Irvin Painter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-343) and index
Control code
40966
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 370 p.
Isbn
9780393027396
Lccn
95047595
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33440089
  • (OCoLC)33440089
Label
Sojourner Truth : a life, a symbol, Nell Irvin Painter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-343) and index
Control code
40966
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 370 p.
Isbn
9780393027396
Lccn
95047595
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33440089
  • (OCoLC)33440089

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