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Sojourner Truth: Slave, Prophet, Legend
Many Americans have long since forgotten that there ever was slavery along the Hudson River. Yet Sojourner Truth was born a slave near the Hudson River in Ulster County, New York, in the late 1700s. Called merely Isabella as a slave, once freed she adopted the name of Sojourner Truth and became a national figure in the struggle for the emancipation of both blacks and women ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Nyu Press
(first published 1993)
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This is the definitive biography of Sojourner Truth, written with profound respect and appreciation, and without falling victim to legend and myth. The real person ranks higher in my hierarchy of heroes than the fictive one. Mabee has given us a first rate biography.