Narrative of Sojourner Truth; A Bondswoman of Olden Time, Emancipated by the New York Legislature in the Early Part of the Present Century; With a History of Her Labors and Correspondence, Drawn From Her "Book of Life"

Title

Narrative of Sojourner Truth; A Bondswoman of Olden Time, Emancipated by the New York Legislature in the Early Part of the Present Century; With a History of Her Labors and Correspondence, Drawn From Her "Book of Life"

Subject

Truth, Sojourner, -- 1799-1883.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.
African American abolitionists.
Women's rights.
Women social reformers.

Description

In her narrative, Truth recounts her name changes, identity, and declares herself, by her will, not a willing victim, but an active opponent. She recounts early incidents showing the absolute inhumanity of slavery as practiced in the North as well as the South and she frankly describes the brutal practice of slave owners.

Creator

Truth, Sojourner (ca. 1797-1883)

Source

Frontispice
Title page

Publisher

Boston: Published for the Author

Date

1875

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Citation

Truth, Sojourner (ca. 1797-1883), “Narrative of Sojourner Truth; A Bondswoman of Olden Time, Emancipated by the New York Legislature in the Early Part of the Present Century; With a History of Her Labors and Correspondence, Drawn From Her "Book of Life",” DeGolyer Library Exhibits, accessed March 2, 2024, https://degolyer.omeka.net/items/show/44.