This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader better understand Sojourner's unique place in history.
Born a slave in New York State around 1797 and given the name Isabella Baumfree, Sojourner Truth soon believed that God wanted her to be a traveling preacher who always spoke the Truth. She was sold three times early in her life; her third owner promised her freedom, but then went back on his word. A short time after this incident, Sojourner simply walked away to freedom.
She followed her calling and traveled the country, speaking to large, and sometimes hostile crowds. After years of giving speeches, she had become one of the most influential African-American women of the nineteenth century, but unable to write her memoirs herself, Sojourner dictated her Narrative to Olive Gilbert, a white abolitionist. They were published in 1850 and are an inspirational account of this extraordinary woman's journey through life.
Sojourner Truth became a passionate leader and legendary figure in American history by challenging the social and legal barriers that oppressed both women and African-Americans at that time. Although she was illiterate, she used her innate intelligence, faith in God, and sheer determination to fight against slavery and to promote women's rights.

Tag This Book

This Book Has Been Tagged
It hasn't. Be the first to tag this book!

Our Recommendation

Track It. This book has been $3.03 within the past year.

Notify Me When The Price...

  • $
  • If I'm already tracking this book...

to track this book on eReaderIQ.

Track These Authors

to track Sojourner Truth on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Sojourner Truth.
  • to stop tracking Sojourner Truth.

Price Summary

  • We started tracking this book on July 31, 2013.
  • This book was $3.19 when we started tracking it.
  • The price of this book has changed 73 times in the past 3,861 days.
  • The current price of this book is $3.99 last checked 2 hours ago.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past year is $3.03.
  • The lowest price to date was $2.99 last reached on October 24, 2018.
  • This book has been $2.99 3 times since we started tracking it.
  • The highest price to date was $3.99 last reached on February 24, 2024.
  • This book has been $3.99 30 times since we started tracking it.
  • This book is currently at its highest price since we started tracking it.

Additional Info

  • Text-to-Speech: Disabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 143 Pages
  • File Size: 1,668 KB

We last verified the price of this book about 2 hours ago. At that time, the price was $3.99. This price is subject to change. The price displayed on the website at the time of purchase is the price you will pay for this book. Please confirm the price before making any purchases.