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Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture
If there is a canon of American women’s rhetoric, Sojourner Truth’s speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” is a central text in that collection. Truth’s “Ain’t/Aren’t I a Woman?” speech is included regularly in anthologies of women’s literature, anthologies of women’s rhetoric, and textbooks on history and women’s studies throughout all levels of the curriculum. The version of Truth’s speech that is typically anthologized, transcribed by Frances Gage twelve years after Truth delivered it, communicates an intentionally feminist message.
Kay Siebler; Far from the Truth: Teaching the Politics of Sojourner Truth's “Ain't I a Woman?”. Pedagogy 1 October 2010; 10 (3): 511–533. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-2010-005