This book takes a bit of work; Ms. Painter's gift is more that of an analyst than a storyteller.
From Harriet Beecher Stowe to leftists of the 1950s, Sojourner's legend was shaped by those who decided they knew what was best for public consumption.
This is a great enlightening read about Sojourner shedding light on relatively unknown aspects of her life and that of her children.
Nell Painter's unconventional biography of Sojourner Truth made me see how little I knew about the slave Isabella, born in upstate New York, who became a charismatic speaker for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Constant Reader
All I can say is... WOW. This woman was amazing, and her story is told well by Painter. I absolutely recommend!Published 7 months ago by The Sassy Countess
The condition I received the book in was not the best, it looked like it was packed in the box with the back few pages and cover best back so that was disappointing. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lauren Liske
I did not like this book it was very dry. It was a required reading for my history class. Boring.Published 9 months ago by Samantha Garza
This is not my favorite biography of Sojourner Truth. Painter has some issues with Truth's being uneducated and kind of a rural figure that white nineteenth century thinkers could... Read morePublished 11 months ago by C. Medine
Work by this author is always thorough and interesting. She has taken a traditional topic and established added interest in this historic figure. Read morePublished 14 months ago by g.l.smith
I'm glad that I picked this biography between another of Nell Irvin Painters biography of Sojourner Truth. Read morePublished on December 13, 2012 by Zora
Regardless of the fact I bought this book, I thought it was boring and not even close to an interesting read. This was the worst book I read for a class. Read morePublished on August 8, 2012 by Cam
This book takes a bit of work; Ms. Painter's gift is more that of an analyst than a storyteller. Like most of the great Victorian novelists, she takes time introducing us to her... Read morePublished on March 15, 2009 by Andrew Calhoun