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The Narrative of Sojourner Truth

Olive Gilbert

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Genres:

History

Description:

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth is the gripping autobiographical account of Sojourner Truths life as a slave in pre-Civil War New York State, and her eventual escape to Freedom. Since Sojourner could neither read or write, she dictated her story to Olive Gilbert after they met at a Women’s Rights rally. The Narrative was first published in 1850, and was widely distributed by the Abolitionist Movement. It was one of the catalysts for the rise of anti-slavery public opinion in the years leading up to the Civil War. Though Olive Gilbert's writing about Sojourner takes on a patronizing tone at times (a weakness of some Abolitionists), The Narrative of Sojourner Truth remains a moving and historic document, chronicling the struggles of African-Americans under slavery and the life of a truly remarkable woman. (Introduction by Marc Kockinos)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 24m


Chapters

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02:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:07