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Truth, Sojourner, 1799-1883. Narrative of Sojourner Truth

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  • Work Begun

    • 1845
  • Work Finished

    • 1850
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    • (lcgft) Biographies
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    • found: Truth, Sojourner. Narrative of Sojourner Truth, 1850.
    • found: OCLC, viewed February 2, 2018(Narrative of Sojourner Truth; first published in 1850)
    • found: Painter, Nell Irvin. Sojourner Truth: a life, a symbol, 1996:pages 103-112 (Narrative of Sojourner Truth; Sojourner Truth was inspired by the success of Frederick Douglass's autobiography to produce her own, which she began dictating to Olive Gilbert in 1845; Gilbert acted as editor as well as scribe, shaping the final narrative; Truth acted as her own publisher, distributor, and bookseller, relying on credit to finance the printing of the first edition)
    • found: Stetson, E. and Linda David. Glorying in tribulation: the lifework of Sojourner Truth:pages 13-15 ([The] Narrative of Sojourner Truth ..., recorded, shaped, and filled with scribal interpolations by Olive Gilbert; Truth tells her story from the "I" perspective, which is then reflected and commented on by Gilbert in the third person.)
    • found: The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.), viewed online February 5, 2018:entry for Sojourner Truth (Truth, who may or may not have been illiterate, "chose a white amanuensis to write her narrative")
    • found: The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, viewed online February 5, 2018:entry for Sojourner Truth (In the 1840s Truth encountered feminist abolitionism during her stay in the Northampton (Mass.) Association of Education and Industry. There she met Olive Gilbert, who recorded The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Bondswoman of Olden Time, which Truth published in Boston in 1850. During the 1850s and 1860s sales to antislavery and feminist audiences of this narrative provided Truth's main source of income.)
    • found: Documenting the American south website, viewed February 2, 2018(In 1875 Truth issued an updated version of her autobiography, edited by Frances W. Titus, with additions of selections from her "Book of life", including the text of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Libyan Sibyl. In 1878 Titus added a new preface which presented an altered version of Truth's biography, replacing the original preface by William Lloyd Garrison. In 1884, following Truth's death, Titus added a memorial chapter.) -
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