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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,839 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Olive Gilbert Narrator: Bobbie Frohman Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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A poignant biography as told to Olive Gilbert by Isabella Bomefree-a slave (1797-1883) who later took the name of Sojourner Truth. She recounts the harshness of life under slavery and after winning her freedom, became a vociferous abolitionist for which she has been long remembered and revered.

Table of Contents

Chapter 01: Her Birth And Parentage

Chapter 02: Accommodations

Chapter 03: Her Brothers And Sisters

Chapter 04: Her Religious Instruction

Chapter 05: The Auction

Chapter 06: Death Of Mau-Mau Bett

Chapter 07: Last Days Of Bomefree

Chapter 08: Death Of Bomefree

Chapter 09: Commencement Of Isabella's Trials In Life

Chapter 10: Trials Continued

Chapter 11: Her Standing With Her New Master And Mistress

Chapter 12: Isabella's Marriage

Chapter 13: Isabella As A Mother

Chapter 14: Slaveholder's Promises

Chapter 15: Her Escape

Chapter 16: Illegal Sale Of Her Son

Chapter 17: It Is Often Darkest Just Before Dawn

Chapter 18: Death Of Mrs. Eliza Fowler

Chapter 19: Isabella's Religious Experience

Chapter 20: New Trials

Chapter 21: Finding A Brother And Sister

Chapter 22: Gleanings

Chapter 23: The Matthias Delusion

Chapter 24: Fasting

Chapter 25: The Cause Of Her Leaving The City

Chapter 26: The Consequences Of Refusing A Traveler A Night's Lodging

Chapter 27: Some Of Her Views And Reasonings

Chapter 28: The Second Advent Doctrines

Chapter 29: Another Camp-Meeting

Chapter 30: Last Interview With Her Master

Certificates Of Character

Olive Gilbert (1801-1884) was an abolitionist who deeply felt the plight of slaves and spent over two years living with the emancipated slave and preacher, Sojourner Truth, carefully recording her story.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 2/19/2014

    " Sojourner Truth was a extrodinary, a pioneer of her time, and while I appreciate the story, I did not care for the way the book itself was written. I think it took away from the essence of her story. I found the depiction of slavery in the north compared to what I know of slavery in the south interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vespersongs | 2/8/2014

    " Another one of my heroes... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/3/2014

    " Really interesting first-person account of slave life in the South. What an amazing woman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 1/25/2014

    " This is an important piece of historical literature by Sojourner Truth to primarily point out the evils of slavery. It is helpful to read a biography of her first and be familiar with her life. This little volume was penned for her by someone else, as she could not read nor write. This narrative was published for her to sell as a way to help support herself as she traveled about speaking against slavery. This only covers the beginning of her life, and she had many more adventures that followed this account. The woman writing this for her does insert some of her own interpretations, ideas, and examples, so this is not precisely in her own words. Worth being aware of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 joshua grothaus | 1/19/2014

    " good story, crazy things slaves had to deal with though "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kandice | 1/19/2014

    " Of course this is an inspiring story, I just didn't enjoy reading it. It was so dull. I understand it was an "As told to..." thing, but... I think more of an effort could have been made to add detail, description, something, to make it interesting as well as inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mscout | 1/1/2014

    " Fascinating look at a fascinating woman. Looking forward to reading the 1884 edition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Calebrt | 12/9/2013

    " She gave the famous, "Ain't I a woman", speech three blocks from my university. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri Hansen | 11/27/2013

    " i wasn't sure how it was possible that i hadn't read it. but it was worth the wait! it took a lot of guts to live the life she lived. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kati | 11/17/2013

    " I had to read this in high school, and it felt approximately a million pages long. If I could give it negative stars, I would. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/1/2013

    " How is it that some exihibit such strength, while enduring unimaginable hardships, and others collapse bearing [comparatively] light burdens? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 10/15/2013

    " I am so humbled after reading this. What an amazing woman, mother, and human being. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven Salaita | 6/12/2013

    " Sojourner Truth is a brilliant and inspiring figure. If you like to read American literature, you need to begin here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ayana Nugent | 8/6/2012

    " I haven't read the whole bookk, but of what I have read it is really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 4/26/2012

    " Excellent narrative from that time period - although becuase she was illiterate, this book was written for her by someone else. Still a good look at the horrible things slaves went through "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 10/4/2011

    " I had a hard time getting into this, as the language was so old world and formal, I had a hard time concentrating on the meaning and feeling of the narratives and concentrating on the "translation" instead, and I think I missed a lot... I just can't "rate" it higher, yet feel guilty for doing so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teddy | 9/12/2011

    " An inspiring book that shows the strength of the human spirit and all that one can accomplish with determination and a love for humanity, to right a wrong and improve the lives of others. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt | 4/8/2011

    " Sojourner Truth was clearly an interesting person, and this book doesn't do her justice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 3/17/2011

    " First published in 1850 by a former slave, this book tells the story of her life, her children, her escape from slavery, her religious conversion, and her travels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/28/2010

    " I enjoyed the story of Sojourner Truth and how she faced her trials with determination and faith in God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisi | 5/21/2010

    " My belief that God calls people to his work is evidenced in her story. Before I read this book, I didn't know that He chose Sojourner Truth's name. I love the fact that she really reaches out to people by using her distinctive singing/speaking voice - It was so inspirational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia Eason | 3/21/2010

    " Intriguing - Read many years ago - deserves a reread. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kareema Perkins | 11/19/2009

    " My life's goal is to be as strong and inspiring as this women! "

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