- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Revised ed. edition (October 17, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393317080
- ISBN-13: 978-0393317084
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.1 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A pathbreaking biography. It should command the widest popular attention and profound scholarly attention. -- David Levering Lewis, author of W. E. B. Du Bois: A Biography of a Race
An exquisitely detailed study of a brilliant and powerful life. -- Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, San Francisco Chronicle
Painter's portrait of Truth is a triumph of scholarly maturity, imagination, and narrative art. -- Arnold Rampersad
What Painter does as a first-rate historian is peel away the myths and legends so that we might get at a historical Sojourner Truth. . . . A judicious and balanced biography. -- Gerard Early, Chicago Tribune
About the Author
Nell Irvin Painter is the award-winning author of many books, including Sojourner Truth, Southern History Across the Color Line, Creating Black Americans, The History of White People, and Standing at Armageddon. She is currently the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University and lives in Newark, New Jersey, and the Adirondacks.
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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. Painter has done a magisterial job in presenting this remarkable woman in all her complexities.