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Sojourner Truth - Slave, Prophet, Legend (Electronic book text)
Sojourner Truth - Slave, Prophet, Legend (Electronic book text): Carleton Mabee

Sojourner Truth - Slave, Prophet, Legend (Electronic book text)

Carleton Mabee

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Many Americans have long since forgotten that there ever was slavery along the Hudson River. Yet Sojourner Truth was born a slave near the Hudson River in Ulster County, New York, in the late 1700s. Called merely Isabella as a slave, once freed she adopted the name of Sojourner Truth and became a national figure in the struggle for the emancipation of both blacks and women in Civil War America. Despite the discrimination she suffered as both a black and a woman, Truth significantly shaped both her own life and the struggle for human rights in America. Through her fierce intelligence, her resourcefulness, and her eloquence, she became widely acknowledged as a remarkable figure during her life, and she has become one of the most heavily mythologized figures in American history. While some of the myths about Truth have served positive functions, they have also contributed to distortions about American history, specifically about the history of blacks and women. In this landmark work, the product of years of primary research, Pulizter-Prize winning biographer Carleton Mabee has unearthed the best available sources about this remarkable woman to reconstruct her life as directly as the most original and reliable available sources permit. Included here are new insights on why she never learned to read, on the authenticity of the famous quotations attributed to her (such as Ar'n't I a woman?), her relationship to President Lincoln, her role in the abolitionist movement, her crusade to move freed slaves from the South to the North, and her life as a singer, orator, feminist and woman of faith. This is an engaging, historically precise biography that reassesses the place of Sojourner TruthOCoslave, prophet, legend--in American history. Sojourner Truth is one of the most famous and most mythologized figures in American history. Pulitzer-Prize-winning biographer Carleton Mabee unearths heretofore-neglected sources and offers valuable new insights into the life of a woman who, against all odds, became a central figure in the struggle for the emancipation of slaves and women in Civil War America."

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Imprint: New York University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 1993
First published: 1993
Authors: Carleton Mabee
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 312
ISBN-13: 978-0-8147-6313-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Population & demography
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Population & demography > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Social classes
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Slavery & emancipation
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Social classes > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
LSN: 0-8147-6313-8
Barcode: 9780814763131

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