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Title:
Sojourner Truth : from slave to activist for freedom
Author:
Butler, Mary G.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : PowerPlus Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Slavery in America -- The slave Isabella -- Living free -- The sojourn begins -- The Northampton Association -- On the lecture circuit -- The Battle Creek years -- The legend grows -- The nation divided -- The last crusade.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.8 2.0 62679.
ISBN:
9780823957361
Format :
Book

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Summary

Rising from the shackles of slavery, Sojourner Truth would become one of the most charismatic evangelical preachers of her time and would lead America to institute reforms in race relations and women's rights. A prophetic force. Truth would anticipate many of the social changes to come and would lead the way for the modern civil rights movement.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Butler introduces her subject briefly in the first paragraph, building a sense of excitement as Truth rises to address an audience of Sunday school teachers in 1863. She then devotes the rest of the first chapter to a discussion of slavery as it developed in the U.S. Following this solid preparation, the author goes on to describe her subject's remarkable life. The text is well documented, and the numerous illustrations, photos, and reproductions, both in color and in black and white, are authoritative and informative. Page layout is visually appealing, and the text, although comprehensive, is never overwhelming. There are several other recent biographies about Truth, including, Catherine Bernard's Sojourner Truth (Enslow, 2001), but Butler's is one of the most absorbing and thorough. The second book is not as finely focused. McLendon introduces Wheatley and then explains what might have happened when she was captured in Africa. The rest of the chapter discusses the slave trade from capture to the Middle Passage, auction, and finally purchase. The second chapter begins with a distracting switch of focus to family life in Africa and a discussion of polygamy. In addition, several of the illustrations have no real relevance to Wheatley or the events taking place during her lifetime. Unlike several other biographers, McLendon does include a discussion of Wheatley's critics, and whether or not she was considered remarkable because of her poetry, or because she was a black female slave who demonstrated a high degree of intelligence and mastery of the English language. Despite the initial awkwardness of the organization, this is a solid account of the life of America's first African-American poet.-Mary N. Oluonye, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Slavery in America
The slave Isabella
Living free
The sojourn begins
The Northampton Association
On the lecture circuit
The Battle Creek years
The legend grows
The nation divided
The last crusade

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