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Narrative of Sojourner Truth

Narrative of Sojourner Truth

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Sojourner Truth
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The autobiography of a Black woman who defied nineteenth-century conventions to become a preacher, popular speaker, abolitionist, and women's rights activist.

Sojourner Truth was an incredible, remarkable, epoch-defying woman who escaped from slavery and successfully sued for her son's freedom, in addition to her career as a wildly successful orator and activist--a woman alive to the hypocrisies of her age, and unafraid to talk about them.

Her autobiography, which she dictated, is an outstanding historical document. Truth's tale sheds a light on realities of slavery that are still rarely discussed: that she was a slave in upstate New York, not on a Southern plantation; that Dutch was her first language; that the circumstances of her slavery isolated her from a broader Black community; that her experience of religion was a racially integrated one, and became the means of her independence. Ultimately, The Narratice of Soujourner Truth is the story of a great American that reveals aspects of slavery and free Black life that are too often overlooked.


Sojourner Truth(1797-1883) was an American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Born into slavery in New York as Isabella Baumfree, she escaped with her daughter to freedom in 1826. Two years later, she successfully sued for her son's freedom in court--the first Black woman to win such a case. In 1843, she changed her name to Sojourner Truth after hearing the Spirit of God call on her to preach the truth. Truth would preach against slavery, for women's rights, and would help recruit Black troops for the Union Army. In 1850 she began dictating her autobiography to her friend Olive Gilbert. She died in Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1883.


  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • Publishing Date: September 16, 2025
  • Pages: 288
  • Langage: English
  • Type: Paperback
  • EAN/UPC: 9780593242643
  • BISAC Categories: Cultural Ethnic & Regional - African American & Black, Personal Memoirs, Slavery, Women, Discrimination & Race Relations, Adventurers & Explorers, Social Activists, General, American - African American, Civil Rights, Historical, African American, Ethnic Studies - African American Studies, United States - Civil War Period (1850 - 1877), Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - General


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