Washington, Margaret.

Sojourner Truth's America / Margaret Washington. - Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2009. - xx, 478 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-454) and index.

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.

"This fascinating biography tells the story on nineteenth-century America through the life of one of its most charismatic and influential characters: Sojourner Truth. Margaret Washington unravels Sojourner Truth's world within the broader panorama of African American slavery and the nation's most significant reform era."-inside jacket.

9780252034190 (cloth : alk. paper) 0252034198 (cloth : alk. paper)


Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883.
Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883 --Political and social views.
Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883 --Friends and associates.

African American abolitionists--Biography.
African American women--Biography.
Social reformers--United States--Biography.
Social problems--History--United States--19th century.
Progressivism (United States politics)--History--19th century.

United States--Social conditions--19th century.
United States--Race relations--History--19th century.

E185.97.T8 / W37 2009

306.3/62092 B