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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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