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Edwards 1 Iris Edwards PHM 3120 November 17, 2010 Ain’t I a Woman? “"Dat man ober dar say dat womin needs to be helped into carriages, and lifted ober ditches, and to hab de best place everywhar. Nobody eber helps me into carriages, or ober mud-puddles, or gibs me any best place!" And raising herself to her full height, and her voice to a pitch like rolling thunder, she asked. 'And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! (and she bared her right arm to the shoulder, showing her tremendous muscular power). I have ploughed, and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man – when I could get it – and bear de lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen chilern, and seen 'em mos' all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?" African American woman have been mistreated for hundreds of years. This world was built into one of the riches countries in the nation not only on the free work of just African males but also the woman. Not only did they endure the pain of their master, they were also mistreated, raped, and neglected. On top of these problems they had to go home and take on the responsibilities of being a wife and mother to there children, that have not already been sold off. Sojourner Truth whose name is actually Isabella Baumfree, she was born in 1797 in Ulster, New York. Sojourner was one of thirteen children, her parents where Elizabeth and
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Edwards 2 James Baumfree. She spoke only Dutch till about the age of nine when she was sold, because of the awful treatment from her new master she quickly learned to speak English. She later escaped with her infant child after her master had promised to set her free and the reneged on his promised; she felt she had done enough services for him therefore after spinning one hundred pounds of wool she escaped before dawn. Later Isabella Baumfree settled in New York, but
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