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Truth's narrative is a powerful rendering of bondage, denial, and loss transcended by genius, family, and a spiritual base. It juxtaposes spirituality with moral turpitude. Truth was a freethinker who lived within a family of wretched circumstances in New York's Ulster County; she was a wife whose runaway husband had been beated into submission; a mother who reclaimed her only son from a brutal Georgia slaver; a person of principles who was duped by slavers and false prophets; and, finally, at 46, an orator, abolitionist, and member of the Northampton utopian community. As a companion to Truth's narrative, Washington presents a cogent, well-crafted introduction full of historical information that sketches a framework for understanding slavery as it was practiced in the Northeast. This slender book belongs in all literature and history collections.
- Veronica Mitchell, New York City Board of Education
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
"The time is long overdue for a compelling look at the legendary Sojourner Truth. Margaret Washington deserves our gratitude for reclaiming Truth and shedding light on the most enigmatic black woman of the 19th century."
--Darlene Clark Hine, Professor of History, Michigan State University --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very good, quite a remarkable woman, her courage is almost beyond belief-Published 1 month ago by peter humphries
A must have for all black history enthusiasts. This is a view of the times during and after slavery that we were not taught about in schools, in her own words.Published 2 months ago by obywriter
I would have preferred if an abolishonist did not write this for the sake of their cause I thought I would e hearing a quoted account of a slave. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Changed
I had heard alot about this amazing woman and had to own this book. I feel honored to have this book in my library. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Payne