Sojourner Truth as Orator: Wit, Story, and Song

Sojourner Truth as Orator: Wit, Story, and Song

Sojourner Truth as Orator: Wit, Story, and Song

Sojourner Truth as Orator: Wit, Story, and Song

Synopsis

This work is an in-depth analysis of the full breadth of Sojourner Truth's public discourse that places it in its proper historical context and explores the use of humor and narratives as primary rhetorical strategies used by this illiterate ex-slave to create a powerful public persona. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the life of Sojourner Truth, and includes a unique and authoritative compilation of primary rhetorical documents, such as speeches, songs, and public letters.
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