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Sojourner Truth (1797?–1883) Research Paper

BACKGROUND

Black woman, orator, and former slave, Sojourner Truth traveled throughout the Midwest and New England in the late nineteenth century, speaking out against slavery and working to improve living conditions of black people in the United States.

BROWSE FOR BOOKS ON THE SHELF USING THESE CALL NUMBERS

Biography section under Truth, Sojourner

305.4209

LOOK UNDER THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS IN THE CATALOG (CARD OR COMPUTER)

Truth, Sojourner

Afro-American abolitionists—Biography

Abolitionists—United States—Biography

Abolitionists

REFERENCE MATERIALS THAT MAY HELP (BOOKS OR CD-ROMS)

Hine, Charlene, et al., eds. Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, 1993.

Kranz, Rachel. The Biographical Dictionary of Black Americans, 1992.

Ploski, Harry A., and James Williams. The Negro Encyclopedia: A Reference Work on the African American, 1989.

Williams, Michael W., ed. The African American Encyclopedia, 1993.

General encyclopedias

PERIODICAL INDEXES TO SEARCH (BOOKS OR CD-ROMS)

Biography Index

EBSCO Magazine Article Summaries

InfoTrac

Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature

WILSONDISC

ONLINE DATABASES TO SEARCH

Dialog

Internet
KEY WORDS AND DESCRIPTORS FOR PERIODICAL INDEX AND ONLINE SEARCHES

Truth, Sojourner

Abolition movement

Abolitionists

VIDEOTAPE ON THIS TOPIC

Sojourner Truth. Schlessinger Video Productions, 1992.

SUGGESTIONS FOR NARROWING THIS TOPIC

Analyze the religious transformation of Sojourner Truth.

Discuss the oratorical skills of Sojourner Truth.

Examine Sojourner Truth as an early feminist.

Investigate Sojourner Truth’s friendship with other well-known abolitionists.

SUGGESTIONS FOR RELATED TOPICS

Abolition Movement

Research another abolitionist; e.g., John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Lucretia Mott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman.

Underground Railroad

This RESEARCH TOPIC GUIDE is intended to help the library user find information and materials on a particular topic in many sources throughout the library. Resources on this topic are not limited to those described and availability will depend upon the individual library. Feel free to ask a librarian for assistance.

06/11/2012

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