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The Narrative of Sojourner Truth is autobiographical. Olive Gilbert, a white woman, helped write Sojourner Truth's life in a journal style. Sojourner was born as a slave in the Northeast and into a house that spoke only Dutch. She became a free woman who spoke before crowds and met presidents of the United States. Written as a journal, the reader can feel the pain and inner soul of the slave.

Entry #1, Her Birth and Parentage: This entry explains that her birth name was Isabella and she was the daughter of James and Betsey. A Col. Ardinburgh, Hurley, Ulster County, New York owned their family. Slaves did not know their birth dates. However, Sojourner knew that she was liberated by the act of 1817, which freed the slaves who were 40 years and more. Ardinburgh's people were known...

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