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Sojourner Truth ain't I a woman?
Sojourner Truth ain't I a woman?
McKissack Patricia C1992
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Subject: This work by the authors of A Long Hard Journey - The Story of the Pullman Porter is a great deal more than a biography of a remarkable woman. The forceful narrative also offers a startling portrayal of a pivotal yet appalling era in American history. Born a slave in Ulster County, N.Y., in 1797, "Hardenbergh's Belle" (so named after her first owner) had been bought and sold by several masters by the time she was a teenager. In 1826, betrayed by an owner who reneged on his promise to free her if she "worked extra hard," Belle made the first of many intrepid moves, and escaped with her youngest child. After living for some time in New York City, in 1843 the deeply religious woman followed what she interpreted as a directive from God and, assuming the name of Sojourner Truth, went off "to do the Lord's work." For the rest of her long life, the indefatigable abolitionist and feminist journeyed from one state to another, delivering her message of anti-slavery and women's rights.
Imprint:
New York 1992 Scholastic
Collation:
186p
ISBN:
0590446916
Dewey class:
HI.3.03MCK
Local class:
HI.3.03/MCK
Language:
English
BRN:
1836406
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