Sojourner Truth: A Biography, 1st Edition

  • Larry G. Murphy
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  • ISBN-10: 0313357293
  • ISBN-13: 9780313357299
  • DDC: 305.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Born into slavery in Ulster County, New York, in 1797, the woman named Isabella escaped to freedom in 1826 and adopted the name Sojourner Truth in 1843. Throughout her long life, she was a tireless crusader for human dignity and freedom. How did this illiterate former slave overcome such daunting obstacles to become a mesmerizing orator and celebrated leader?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Timeline: Events in the Life of Sojourner Truth.
1: Way Down in Egypt's Land.
2: Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares.
3: In the Valley of the Shadow.
4: Go Ye into All the World.
5: Blowing the Trumpet in Zion.
6: A Change of Locus, but Not Focus.
7: Though a Host Encamp against Me.
8: So They Can Be a People among You.
9: Same Song, New Verses.
10: “Something Remains for Me to Do”.
11: “Ain't Got Time to Die”: Still Working in the Sunset.
Postscript: Looking Back across the Valley.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.