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Sojourner Truth's America - Margaret Washington

Sojourner Truth's America


Published: 13th March 2009
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This fascinating biography tells the story of nineteenth-century America through the life of one of its most magnetic and influential characters: Sojourner Truth. In an in-depth account of this amazing activist, Margaret Washington unravels Truth's world within the broader panorama of African American slavery and the nation's most significant reform era. _x000B_Organized chronologically into three distinct eras of Truth's life, Sojourner Truth's America examines the complex dynamics of the times in which she acted, beginning with the transnational contours of her spirituality and early life as a slave. Washington then highlights Truth's awakening during nineteenth-century America's progressive surge, which propelled her ascendancy as a rousing preacher and political orator despite her inability to read and write. Washington explores Truth's passionate commitment to family and community. For Truth, the significant model for such communalism was a primitive, prophetic Christianity._x000B_

Introduction : The three lives of Sojourner Truth -- African and Dutch religious heritage -- Home is like a grave -- Better to me than a man -- Like Hagar and her children -- A rushing mighty wind -- Sanctification and perfection -- I will crush them with the truth -- The antislavery vanguard, 1833-1843 -- The Spirit calls me there -- A holy city -- The cold water army, Olive Gilbert, and Sojourner's Narrative -- The Bloodhound Bill and intensified activism -- The New York campaign -- God, you drive -- I go in for agitatin' -- Truth is powerful -- Proclaim liberty throughout the land -- Was woman true? -- I am on my way to Kansas -- Epilogue : Well done, good and faithful servant.

ISBN: 9780252093746
ISBN-10: 0252093747
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 13th March 2009
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Edition Number: 1