Enduring Truths : Sojourner's shadows and substance /

"Runaway slave Sojourner Truth gained fame in the nineteenth century as an abolitionist, feminist, and orator and earned a living partly by selling photographic carte de visite portraits of herself at lectures and by mail. Cartes de visite, similar in format to calling cards, were relatively in...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Grigsby, Darcy Grimaldo (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Table of Contents:
  • Truth in Indiana 1861
  • Truth as Libyan sibyl
  • Truth in Michigan 1863
  • Shadows and substance
  • Truth's captioned cartes de visite after 1864
  • Shadows and chemistry
  • Texts and circulating paper
  • Truth's illiteracy
  • Truth's copyright
  • Money and the Civil War
  • Collecting and the late photographs
  • Album politics
  • Truth's last portraits 1881-83.