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Truth, Sojourner 1799-1883

Works: 414 works in 903 publications in 3 languages and 56,471 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Biographies  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Internet videos  Musical settings  Slave narratives 
Subject Headings: African Americans  Social reformers  Abolitionists 
Roles: Author, Lyricist
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Slave narratives by Charles T Davis( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of primary source material in the form of personal narratives
Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Olive Gilbert( Book )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of the pioneer for racial and sexual equality discusses her years as a slave in upstate New York and describes the spiritual revelations that turned her into an abolitionist
Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Olive Gilbert( Book )

28 editions published between 1875 and 2001 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fiery speaker, Sojourner Truth was among the foremost women evangelists. This reprint of her original 1878 publication sheds light into the life of this well-known ex-slave and ardent abolitionist. Show More Show Less
Great American women's speeches by Sharon Donovan( Recording )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great speeches from the late 18th century to the early 20th century concerning the rights and role of women
The power of speech( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the power of speech can move people to action. The three speeches highlighted demonstrate the secrets of using compelling, persuasive language
Three narratives of slavery by Sojourner Truth( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Straightforward, yet often poetic accounts of the battle for freedom, three memoirs by courageous black women vividly chronicle their struggles in the bonds of slavery, their rebellion against degrading injustice, and their determination to attain racial equality. In Narrative of Sojourner Truth, one of the most important documents on slavery ever written, a passionate African American abolitionist and champion of women's rights tells of her life as a slave, her self-liberation, and her tireless campaign for racial and sexual equality. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the 1861 autobiographical account of the brutality of slave life by Harriet Jacobs, who speaks frankly of her master's abuse and her eventual escape, in a tale of dauntless spirit and faith. In The History of Mary Prince, the first black woman to escape from slavery in the British colonies and publish a record of her experiences vividly recalls her life in the West Indies, her rebellion against physical and psychological degradation, and her 1828 escape in England
Narrative of Sojourner Truth : a bondswoman of olden time by Olive Gilbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<P><span>Published in 1875, this biography covers the early life, time in slavery and accomplishments of Isabella <span>Baumfree</span>, known by her self-given name, Sojourner Truth.</span></p><p>Born into slavery in New York, Sojourner Truth was sold several times throughout her teenage years. While owned by the John Dumont family, she married Thomas, another of the family's slaves.</p><p><span>In 1827, New York emancipated all slaves, but Sojourner had left her husband and four children to run away with her youngest child. While working as a maid for the family of Isaac Van <span>Wagenen</span>, she learned that one of her sons had been sold to slave owners in Alabama. In an unprecedented case, she sued the owners in court, arguing that her son had been set free under New York Law. She won his return.</span></p><p>In 1843, she officially took the name Sojourner Truth, believing that the change was an instruction from the Holy Spirit. Soon after, she became a traveling preacher, the literal meaning of her new name.</p><p>She became a public speaker for the abolitionist movement in the 1840s and began to speak in favor of women's suffrage in the 1850s. In 1851, she gave her most famous speech <em>Ain't I a Woman?</em> at a women's rights convention in Ohio.</p><p>During the American Civil War, she gathered food and clothing contributions for black regiments and met President Abraham Lincoln at the White House in 1864. There, she spoke to him about ending segregation on public transportation like buses and street cars.</p><p>After the war ended, she continued to speak and advocate for women's rights, black rights and other causes. Following her death in 1870, she was memorialized with books, monuments, museums, hospitals and more. In 2009, she was the first black woman to be honored with a sculpture placed in the U.S. Capitol.</p>
"Ain't I a woman?" by James Tenney( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Récit de Sojourner Truth : une esclave du Nord, émancipée de la servitude corporelle en 1828 par l'État de New York by Sojourner Truth( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sojourner Truth : --ain't I a woman? by Avery Sharpe( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sojourner Truth, born c.1797 and died November 1883, was the self-given name of Isabella Baumfree, an African American abolitionist and women's rights activist who was born a slave. Now, Avery Sharpe is excited about making the public aware of her struggle and her contributions to history through original musical composition. This is music inspired by and based on her life, and on the famous speech she made for women's suffrage in 1851, later titled ''Ain't I A Woman.''
Feminismos negros : una antología( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve years a slave : and other slave narratives by Solomon Northup( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative of sojourner truth by Olive Gilbert( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth is a poignant biography as told to Olive Gilbert by Isabella Bomefree-a slave born at the end of the eighteenth century who later took the name of Sojourner Truth. She recounts the harshness of life under slavery, as well as what transpired after she won her freedom, when she became a vociferous abolitionist, a role for which she has been long remembered and revered
Sojourner Truth : walking to freedom by Sojourner Truth( Recording )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program recounts the life of Sojourner Truth, her life as a slave and her travels prior to the Civil War wherein she gained massive support for the anti-slavery movement
Narrative of Sojourner Truth : a northern slave, emancipated from bodily servitude by the state of New York, in 1828 : with a portrait by Olive Gilbert( Book )

4 editions published between 1850 and 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Negro woman by Jean Marilyn Brannon( Recording )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter from Sojourner Truth to Mary Gale, February 25, 1894 by Sojourner Truth( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of Sojourner Truth : A Northern Slave by Sojourner Truth( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth's landmark slave narrative chronicles her experiences as a slave in upstate New York and her transformation into an extraordinary abolitionist, feminist, orator, and preacher. Based on the complete 1884 edition, this volume includes the "Book of Life," a collection of letters and sketches about Truth's life written subsequent to the original 1850 publication of the Narrative, and "A Memorial Chapter," a sentimental account of her death
Sojourner Truth letter from the Library of Congress American Memory Project by Sojourner Truth( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Baumfree, Bell

Baumfree, Isabella.

Baumfree Isabella 1797-1883

Baumfree, Isabella 1799-1883

Baumfree, Isabella -1883

Baumfree, Isabella d. 1883

Bomefree, Isabella 1797-1883

Sodžerner Trut

Sojourner Truth 1797-1883

Sojourner Truth 1799-1883

Sojourner Truth -1883

Sojourner Truth activista afroamericana

Sojourner Truth African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist

Sojourner Truth afroamerikai abolicionista és női jogi aktivista

Sojourner Truth Amerikaans auteur

Sojourner Truth amerikanische Freiheitskämpferin, Frauenrechtlerin und Wanderpredigerin

Sojourner Truth attivista statunitense

Sojourner Truth d. 1883

Sojourner Truth, Truth

Sojourner Truthová

Truth, Isabella 1797?-1883

Truth, Sojourner 1797-1883

Truth, Sojourner d. 1883

Van Wagenen, Isabella

Van Wagenen Isabella 1797-1883

Van Wagenen, Isabella 1799-1883

Van Wagenen, Isabella -1883

Van Wagenen, Isabella d. 1883

Van Wagener, Isabella

Van Wagener Isabella 1797-1883

Van Wagener, Isabella 1799-1883

Van Wagener, Isabella -1883

Van Wagener, Isabella d. 1883

VanWagenen, Isabella 1797-1883

VanWagener, Isabella 1797-1883

Соджорнер Трут

Сожурне Трус

Соуджърнър Трут

Соџернер Трут

סוג'ורנר טרות'

سوجورنر تروث

سوژورنه تروث یک مدافع حقوق زنان و از مخالفان برده‌داری در آمریکا

சோஜோர்னர் ட்ரூத்

സോജേണർ ട്രൂത്ത്

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English (314)

Spanish (5)

French (2)

Narrative of Sojourner TruthNarrative of Sojourner TruthGreat American women's speechesThree narratives of slaverySojourner Truth : ain't I a woman?Only passing through : the story of Sojourner TruthJourney toward freedom : the story of Sojourner Truth