Source: Narrative of Sojourner Truth, 1850: Cover 

Primary Works

Narrative of Sojourner Truth, 1850. edited by Frances W. Titus, 1853. (E-Text)

Narrative of Sojourner Truth. edited by Olive Gilbert. Salem, N.H.: Ayer Co., 1988. E185.97 .T882


The life and legend of Sojourner Truth. videorecording produced, directed and written by Lynn C. Spangler. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2003. Video DVD E185.97.T8 L54x

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Bennett, Michael. "Gender Democracy: Margaret Fuller and Sojourner Truth Argue the Case of Woman versus Women." in Democratic Discourses: The Radical Abolition Movement and Antebellum American Literature. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2005.

Bernier, Celeste-Marie. Characters of Blood: Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2012.

Brummett, Barry. Rhetorical Homologies: Form, Culture, Experience. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2004.

DeLombard, Jeannine M. "Precarious Evidence: Sojourner Truth and the Matthias Scandal." in Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2007.

Fitch, Suzanne P., and Roseann M. Mandziuk. Sojourner Truth as orator: wit, story, and song. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood P, 1997. E185.97 .T8 A5

Fulton, DoVeanna S. "The Narrative of Sojourner Truth." in Speaking Power: Black Feminist Orality in Women's Narratives of Slavery. Albany: State U of New York P, 2006.

Johnson, Lakesia D. Iconic: Decoding Images of the Revolutionary Black Woman. Waco, TX: Baylor UP, 2012.

Johnson, Paul E., and Sean Wilentz. The kingdom of Matthias. NY: Oxford UP, 1994. BR1718 .M3 J64

Mabee, Carleton, and Susan M. Newhouse. Sojourner Truth--slave, prophet, legend. NY: New York UP, 1993. E185.97 .T8 M32

McKissack, Pat, and Fredrick McKissack. Sojourner Truth: ain't I a woman? NY: Scholastic, 1992. Juv / Biog T874 m

Painter, Nell I. Sojourner Truth: a life, a symbol. NY: W.W. Norton, 1996. E185.97 .T8 P35

Rockwell, Anne F. Only passing through: the story of Sojourner Truth. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. Juv / Biog T874 r

Santamarina, Xiomara. "Race, Work, and Literary Authority in The Narrative of Sojourner Truth." in Belabored Professions: Narratives of African American Working Womanhood. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2005.

Stetson, Erlene, and Linda David. Glorying in tribulation: the lifework of Sojourner Truth. East Lansing: Michigan State UP, 1994. E185.97 .T8 S74

Yellin, Jean F. Women & Sisters: The Anti-Slavery Feminists in American Culture. New Haven: Yale UP, 1989.

Washington, Margaret. Sojourner Truth's America. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2009.

Zackodnik, Teresa. Press, Platform, Pulpit: Black Feminist Publics in the Era of Reform. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2011.

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