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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
Author
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
Awards note
Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, 1997.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Painter, Nell Irvin
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truth, Sojourner
  • Truth, Sojourner
  • Truth, Sojourner
  • Truth, Sojourner
  • Truth, Sojourner
  • African American abolitionists
  • Abolitionists
  • Women abolitionists
  • Social reformers
  • Women social reformers
  • African American abolitionists
  • Abolitionists
  • Women abolitionists
  • Social reformers
  • Women social reformers
  • Abolitionists
  • African American abolitionists
  • Social reformers
  • Women abolitionists
  • Women social reformers
  • United States
  • Biografie
  • Biographie
Label
Sojourner Truth : a life, a symbol, Nell Irvin Painter
Link
http://external.dandelon.com/download/attachments/dandelon/ids/DE00682E79B4E2540FBD5C1257A3600448A33.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-343) 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
Contents
Isabella, Sojourner Truth, and American slavery -- Isabella, a slave -- Journey toward freedom -- Sanctification -- Plaintiff and witch -- New York perfectionism -- In the kingdom of Matthias -- Isabella's New York City -- Among the Millerites -- Northampton -- Douglass, Ruggles, and family -- The Narrative of Sojourner Truth -- Networks of antislavery feminism -- Akron, 1851 -- Vengeance and womanhood -- Spiritualism -- The "Lybian Sibyl" -- "Ar'n't I a woman?" -- Partisan and aristocrat -- Truth in photographs -- Presidents -- Washington's freedpeople -- Woman suffrage -- Kansas -- The end of a life -- The life of a symbol -- Coda: The triumph of a symbol
Control code
ocm33440089
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 370 pages
Isbn
9780393027396
Lccn
95047595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33440089
  • (OCoLC)33440089
Label
Sojourner Truth : a life, a symbol, Nell Irvin Painter
Link
http://external.dandelon.com/download/attachments/dandelon/ids/DE00682E79B4E2540FBD5C1257A3600448A33.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-343) 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
Contents
Isabella, Sojourner Truth, and American slavery -- Isabella, a slave -- Journey toward freedom -- Sanctification -- Plaintiff and witch -- New York perfectionism -- In the kingdom of Matthias -- Isabella's New York City -- Among the Millerites -- Northampton -- Douglass, Ruggles, and family -- The Narrative of Sojourner Truth -- Networks of antislavery feminism -- Akron, 1851 -- Vengeance and womanhood -- Spiritualism -- The "Lybian Sibyl" -- "Ar'n't I a woman?" -- Partisan and aristocrat -- Truth in photographs -- Presidents -- Washington's freedpeople -- Woman suffrage -- Kansas -- The end of a life -- The life of a symbol -- Coda: The triumph of a symbol
Control code
ocm33440089
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 370 pages
Isbn
9780393027396
Lccn
95047595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33440089
  • (OCoLC)33440089

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