Sojourner Truth

SojournerTruth

AnnotatedBibliography

Truth,S. (2015).Narrativeof : A Northern Slave. NewYork: Booklassic.

Thisbook narrates the life history and experiences of . Itpresents her as a meritorious and remarkable woman who endures severehardships in the course of fighting for the rights of both slaves andwomen in the American society. The book talks about the birth,parentage, family, and religious instruction of Truth. It alsoexamines her trials, marriage, motherhood, work, escape to freedom,and other aspects of her life.

Thisbook will be important for the final portfolio project because itcontains firsthand information provided by herself.It is just a new edition of her 19thcentury work. The book may provide true information about the lifeand personal experiences of Truth.

Mandziuk,R. M. (2014). Grotesque and Ludicrous, but yet Inspiring”:Depictions of and Rhetorics of Domination. QuarterlyJournal of Speech, 100(4): 467-487.

Inher article, Mandziuk looks at how the 19thcentury depictions of demonstrate dominationrhetorics that focus on hegemonic definitions of gender and race. Sheprovides three main rhetorical topics that were used to controlTruth’s threat to the dominant American culture: pastoral,grotesque, and sibyl. According to the author, these descriptionsreveal some significant rhetorical strategies used to preservedominant power and discourage racial and gender equality.

Thisarticle will provide useful information for the portfolio assignment.The descriptions it gives about are very important.They help one to understand the real nature of Truth.

Collins,P. H. (2015). No guarantees: Symposium on Black FeministThought.Ethnicand Racial Studies, 38 (13):2349-2354.

Inthis article, the author describes various ideas associated with theBlack Feminist Thought. She specifically points out the challengesthat black feminism has faced in the American society over time. Asfar as she is concerned, there is no guarantee for the persistence ofblack feminism in this society. This is due to the fact that themodern version of the movement lacks strong and dedicated leadershipthat can enable it to achieve its goals.

Thearticle will provide vital information for the proposed portfolioproject. It gives useful information that can be used to comparemodern feminists with early black feminists such as .

Richman,I. K. (2016). SojournerTruth: Prophet of Social Justice.London: Routledge.

Inher book, Richman discusses ’s vision, bravery andstruggle for social justice. She shows how her activism helped tobring slavery to an end, promote women’s voting rights, and improvethe racial status of the Blacks. The author systematically describesthe character, context, enslavement, emancipation, abolitionism, andsocial justice activism of Truth. She presents her courageousdetermination and powerful spirituality in the process of advocatingfor the rights of women and the African Americans.

Richman’sbook will be important for the planned portfolio research. It willprovide significant information about the character, motivations,missions, and accomplishments of .

Clift,E. (2003, Nov 3). ‘And Ain`t I a Woman?’ The Road to “FemaleSuffrage was Tough, but so was . An AmericanStory.”Newsweek.Retrieved on September 27, 2016 from http://www.find.galegroup.com/

Inthis article, is presented as a strong woman whonever backed down in her fight for women and slave rights. Shebelieved both in the influence of God and the messages she deliveredthrough her touching speeches. The author of the article describesTruth as both an abolitionist and a suffragist. He in fact portraysher as a very strong woman who needs to be admired by modernfeminists and human rights activists.

Thisarticle will also be a useful source of information for the portfolioproject. It contains important information about the strength,beliefs, and accomplishments of .

APoint of Note:

Theabove sources were found both in the library and on the internet. Thename ‘’ was used as the main search term. It waseasy to find scholarly books, journal articles and other sourcescontaining information on the topic.Perhaps one of the maindifficulties that have been encountered in this portfolio project isthat its topic is too wide. There is a lot of information on thetopic. It is difficult for one to determine the specific informationhe or she can give about .

References:

Clift,E. (2003, Nov 3). ‘And Ain`t I a Woman?’ The Road to “FemaleSuffrage was Tough, but so was . An AmericanStory.”Newsweek.Retrieved on September 27, 2016 from http://www.find.galegroup.com/

Collins,P. H. (2015). No guarantees: Symposium on Black Feminist Thought.Ethnicand Racial Studies, 38 (13):2349-2354.

Mandziuk,R. M. (2014). Grotesque and Ludicrous, but Yet Inspiring”:Depictions of and Rhetorics of Domination. QuarterlyJournal of Speech, 100(4): 467-487.

Richman,I. K. (2016). SojournerTruth: Prophet of Social Justice.London: Routledge.

Truth,S. (2015). Narrativeof : A Northern Slave. NewYork: Booklassic.