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Narrative of Sojourner Truth
Narrative of Sojourner Truth | Sojourner Truth
One of the most important documents of slavery ever written- the eloquent autobiography of a northern slave, now edited and annotated by the distinguished historian Margaret Washington.
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! I received a nice gift card for some of the shoveling I did ☺️, so I went out tonight now that the snow is cleared away enough. Accompaniment this cold and wet evening was: salmon, lobster tail, shrimp, mashed potatoes, Caesar salad, biscuits, and unsweetened iced tea. MMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Andrea4 Wow that looks amazing! 1y
KristenDuck Oh yum!!! 1y
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KatieDid927
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Sojourner‘s story is an important one and she was a remarkable woman. The narrative has some religious tangents that were tedious as they took away from her actual story, but it‘s still well worth a read.

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DivineDiana
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Born into slavery in New York, Sojourner Truth was an abolitionist,women‘s rights activist and author. She continued her work for the rest of her life, earning an audience with President Abraham Lincoln and becoming one of the world‘s best-known human rights crusaders. This is her autobiography. She never learned to read or write. The book was dictated to Oliver Gilbert in 1850. An amazing woman!

Velvetfur That does look like a fantastic book, it's on my 'Litsy want list' to get around to one day! 4y
DivineDiana @Velvetfur I hope you do! 4y
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DivineDiana
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Recovering from my elbow surgery and so thankful for @SerialReader ! I have enough strength to hold my phone and swipe! Started this one a while ago and didn‘t have a chance to finish. #mttbr

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ValerieAndBooks Mat you have a quick recovery!! 💪 4y
DivineDiana Thank you @ValerieAndBooks Glad you‘re back! 💗 4y
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DivineDiana @UwannaPublishme Thank you. I am feeling stronger! Just can‘t manage my phone for photo shoots. 😕 But I can type with one finger, scroll and like lots of posts! One week to go until stitches are removed. 4y
rohit-sawant Hope you regain full health soon! 4y
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rohit-sawant @DivineDiana That's wonderful news! 😀 So glad to hear! 4y
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TheNextBook
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This is getting a soso from me because I got very tired very quickly of reading so much of Gilberts opinion. I wanted to learn about Sojourner Truth not what Gilbert felt abot everything. This works as an introduction but I‘ll look elsewhere for a thorough look at Truth‘s life.

LitLogophile Agreed 4y
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TheNextBook
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#readblackwomen #celebrateblackwomen Narrative of Sojourner Truth. Keep in mind that Truth narrated this story to Olive Gilbert. I‘m considering it to be a mix between a biography and an autobiography.

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Samplergal
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This was well written. I had no idea what I was beginning to read when I began. These classics can be difficult reading at times. Read with Serial Reader. I think it would be best read if it wasn‘t read in daily installments.

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Sills
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It has arrived-first Litsy swap package-unsure if it is the #muglove or #CupidGoesPostal swap but it's here! Burning with excitement😍

Avanders 🎉🎉🎉 4y
tpixie WOot! 🎉🎈🎉 4y
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Catmomsara It‘s for #CupidGoesPostal! It‘s my first swap too and I forgot to write the stuff on the front. I hope you enjoy!!! 4y
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Sills
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I challenged myself to read at least 10 classics from Serial Reader in 2018-here's#3. I simply love the short segments that arrive at noon everyday so I can escape into a good read instead of grading papers over lunch break❤️📚🤓

Gezemice This is on my list! I tried serial reader but the short segments don‘t fit my style. I read in bigger chunks, so I either skip ahead and read a bunch or feel pestered by notifications to read when I don‘t feel like it. 4y
Sills @Gezemice Honestly if it wasn't for a very short teacher break at school It wouldn't be my style either. Not sure what I'll do during the summer months😳 4y
rather_be_reading whats serial reader? 4y
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Sills @rather_be_reading Go to your app store and download the free app Serial Reader. Great way to read lots of different genres that are classics. They send a 10-15 segment daily to you. 4y
Samplergal I am currently reading seven classics. It‘s really hard to wait for some. I love serial reader. 4y
Samplergal @Sills a lot are free anyway. That way you can finish them up poolside. Lol 4y
Sills @Samplergal Aahh wish I had a pool😊 4y
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mrsmarch
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AHHHHHHHHHHHH
Sojourner Truth nearly went to Fruitlands
She would have faced off with Bronson Alcott so badly, and found a kindred spirit in Abba May.

#LitsyAtoZ #N

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mrsmarch
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Issue 11/14. #LitsyAtoZ #N

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mrsmarch
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Dance class reading. #LitsyAtoZ #N

DivineDiana Thank you for this! I just subscribed to it too! 4y
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Libby1
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Sojourner Truth was an American abolitionist, traveling preacher, former slave, and fighter for women‘s rights. This text is an account of her earlier years, as told to a colleague. At the point when it was written it appears that Truth was unable to read and write.

At times the narrative was a little dry, but the historical importance of the text allows us to overlook this. Sojourner was a strong woman who faithfully resisted.

#ShePersisted

Libby1 Photo from the statue of Sojourner Truth in Battle Creek, Michigan from Google. 4y
jfalkens @Libby1 are you near Battle Creek? 4y
Dolly There‘s an identical statue in a town near me in Florence, MA. I didn‘t realize there was more than one. 4y
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Velvetfur Oohh that book sounds powerful, and that's a wonderful statue 👍 4y
kspenmoll @Dolly Been meaning to visit Florence ever since my neighbor told me about the walking tour/statue. I only live about 50 minutes away depending on traffic. Maybe this spring! 4y
Libby1 @jfalkens - no, I‘m not! I found the image on Google. Do you live near it? I used to live in Illinois but I‘m in Northern Ireland now. 😃 4y
Libby1 @Dolly and @kspenmoll - I hope you are able to see the statue in MA. I do like it, too, @Velvetfur , and am glad it exists - in multiple places! 4y
jfalkens @Libby1 I'm about 45 mins north of Battle Creek or 20 mins north of Kalamazoo and 45 mins south of Grand Rapids 😊 4y
Libby1 @jfalkens ☺️ 4y
jfalkens @Libby1 I bet Ireland is beautiful! And probably not as cold as here 4y
Libby1 You‘re right on both accounts, @jfalkens ! It can be a bit bleak and grey for weeks on end, but that usually doesn‘t bother me. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4y
jfalkens @Libby1 better than the bitter cold and snow we are getting now. 4y
Libby1 Take care, @jfalkens ! ❄️ 4y
jfalkens @Libby1 thank you 😊 it does offer the perfect excuse to curl up with a book 😊📚 4y
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LitLogophile
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Learning about Sojourner Truth's journey through pre-Civil War America, slavery, and devout, if unconventional, faith was a treat. I also think it's important to know what atrocities humans are capable of. The storytelling leaves something to be desired, as it isn't written from Sojourner's perspective and has numerous asides.

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InLibrisVeritas
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I really wish this had been more of a biography than it is. I appreciate the look into her life, but as it is written by another person who likes to interject the story with asides it seems to distract from Sojourner's story.

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InLibrisVeritas
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Finally caught up on my current #serialreader pick. This app has been such an asset to me. I get to dive into books I previously couldn't make time for. ❤️

Qemorio I agree I ❤ @SerialReader 5y
Daisey So true for me as well!! 5y
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InLibrisVeritas
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Started this one a few days ago and kind of fell behind on it. Hoping to play catch up today and tomorrow.

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bookdrunkard78
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I have to be honest with this one, I found it very hard to connect to the writing style and story. That being said, the life she led was an interesting one and an important narrative, nonetheless.

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8little_paws
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Gonna be honest: I preferred Frederick Douglass's narrative to this. I probably shouldn't have read them back to back. This was actually written by another person, who relayed the events of Truth's life, and I did not like the narrator's interjections nor their writing style. I'd love to learn more about Sojourner's life, but I think a biography might be the way to go for me.

tournevis I really liked this bio, but then again, I'm an academic historian so those kinds of old-style narratives don't bother me much. Truth is a heroine is every sense of the word. 5y
8little_paws @tournevis I don't mind the old style of language, it's more Olive Gilbert's interjections. I don't think she's reliable and interjects her own thoughts too much. I wish this had come straight from Sojourner. 5y
tournevis We all do wish it, but Gilbert's is the closest we can get. 5y
8little_paws @tournevis I did myself a disservice​ reading this immediately after the excellent Frederick Douglass narrative. I really liked his writing and felt connected to his story in a way that Gilbert wouldn't let me. 5y
tournevis @8little_paws Makes sense 5y
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8little_paws
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#blameitonlitsy definitely Serial Reader. Never heard of it before! I loved reading the Narrative of Frederick Douglass on it, but to be honest this narrative of Sojourner Truth I'm not enjoying as much. Interesting woman for sure, but the writing style doesn't attract my attention.

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La_Cori
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#marchintoreading Day 3
@RealLifeReading
this is my nonfic shelf on Goodreads 📚 and I'm currently reading 'Lab Girl'..
The last one read, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth', is a ⭐⭐⭐ stars book for me: I thought it was an actual memoir of her life, but it's not.. And I didn't like Gilbert's constant interjections at all!

8little_paws I think I'm with you on that. I'm reading it now on serial reader. I preferred the Frederick Douglass book I read on there. 5y
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8little_paws
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These pop ups at the end of every serial installment crack me up 😁😁

melrailey Me too! Or sometimes randomly during a story. 5y
Katt934 Is this an app? 5y
8little_paws @Katt934 yes it's called Serial Reader 5y
Katt934 Thank you ! @8little_paws 5y
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"If my cup won't hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn't you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?" So much to write about this week's philosophy readings that I don't even know where to start.

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Last week's reading (February 12-18). Mini reviews here: https://rosemaryandreadingglasses.com/2017/02/22/last-weeks-reading-february-12-...

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LitLogophile
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There's a big difference between trying to imagine the inhumanity and devastation of human slavery, and reading about it from a primary source. 🤔

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theshrinkette
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I'd never read anything on Sojourner, so this was super interesting, even though it took a minute to fall back into the classics language and style. Thanks to @SerialReader the broken down chunks made it easier to absorb. Eager to read more. #readharder #blackhistorymonth #serialreader #finishathon

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theshrinkette
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theshrinkette
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For #ReadHarder: A Classic by an author of colour. Thanks @SerialReader!

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DragonSadhana
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#DiversityFriday. The harrowing trials and personal tribulations of a freed female slave.

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DragonSadhana
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TBR Tuesday! Summer reads!