Harriet Tubman

Author: Catherine Clinton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0759509778
Size: 46.92 MB
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The definitive biography of one of the most courageous women in American history "reveals Harriet Tubman to be even more remarkable than her legend" (Newsday). Celebrated for her exploits as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman has entered history as one of nineteenth-century America's most enduring and important figures. But just who was this remarkable woman? To John Brown, leader of the Harper's Ferry slave uprising, she was General Tubman. For the many slaves she led north to freedom, she was Moses. To the slaveholders who sought her capture, she was a thief and a trickster. To abolitionists, she was a prophet. Now, in a biography widely praised for its impeccable research and its compelling narrative, Harriet Tubman is revealed for the first time as a singular and complex character, a woman who defied simple categorization. "In the first major biography of Harriet Tubman in more than 100 years, we see the heroine of children's books and biopics with a new clarity and richness of detail." --Lev Grossman, Time

Harriet Tubman

Author: Rae Bains
ISBN: 9780439832519
Size: 43.97 MB
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The biography of a slave whose flight to freedom was the first step in her becoming a "conductor" on the underground railroad.

How Did Slaves Find A Route To Freedom

Author: Laura Hamilton Waxman
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0761372369
Size: 50.76 MB
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In the early 1800s, many black slaves in the southern states began to risk their lives to gain freedom in the North. They escaped from plantations with no money to buy food and no maps to help them find their way. They could travel only at night. If runaway slaves were caught, they could be beaten to death. Still, many slaves tried to flee. Slave catchers chased them, but the runaways seemed to disappear into thin air or through a secret underground escape route. So how did slaves escape from their masters? Where did they hide? How did the slaves communicate with each other and the people who were helping them? Discover the facts about the brave men and women who formed the Underground Railroad. Learn how their secret work changed the lives of thousands of slaves.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Ann Petry
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504019865
Size: 21.83 MB
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A New York Times Outstanding Book for young adult readers, this biography of the famed Underground Railroad abolitionist is a lesson in valor and justice. Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman knew the thirst for freedom. Inspired by rumors of an “underground railroad” that carried slaves to liberation, she dreamed of escaping the nightmarish existence of the Southern plantations and choosing a life of her own making. But after she finally did escape, Tubman made a decision born of profound courage and moral conviction: to go back and help those she’d left behind. As an activist on the Underground Railroad, a series of safe houses running from South to North and eventually into Canada, Tubman delivered more than three hundred souls to freedom. She became an insidious threat to the Southern establishment—and a symbol of hope to slaves everywhere. In this “well-written and moving life of the ‘Moses of her people’’’ (The Horn Book), an acclaimed author makes vivid and accessible the life of a national hero, soon to be immortalized on the twenty-dollar bill. This intimate portrait follows Tubman on her journey from bondage to freedom, from childhood to the frontlines of the abolition movement and even the Civil War. In addition to being named a New York Times Outstanding Book, Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad was also selected as an American Library Association Notable Book.

Extraordinary Women From U S History

Author: Chari R. Smith
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563089893
Size: 45.92 MB
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Each play includes a background, presentation suggestions, listing of characters, and follow-up activities.

Harriet Tubman A Biography

Author: James A. McGowan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313348820
Size: 54.87 MB
Format: PDF
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This concise biography of Harriet Tubman, the African American abolitionist, explores her various roles as an Underground Railroad conductor, Civil War scout and nurse, and women's rights advocate. • Maps and detailed descriptions of the major Underground Railroad routes Tubman used in guiding fugitives to freedom • 24 primary source excerpts from newspapers, contemporary correspondence, and Tubman's military records • 13 photographs

Harriet Tubman

Author: R. Conrad Stein
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780766034815
Size: 23.23 MB
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Spanning most of American history, each biography is an overview of the life of an American who captured the spirit of the nation and will be helpful not only for research and reports but also for the casual reader.

Harriet Tubman And The Fight For Freedom

Author: Lois E. Horton
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9780312464516
Size: 30.51 MB
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Harriet Tubman is a legendary figure in the history of American slavery and the Underground Railroad. In the introduction to this compelling volume, Lois Horton reveals the woman behind the legend and addresses the ways in which Tubman's mythic status emerged in her own lifetime and beyond. Going beyond mere biography, Horton weaves through Tubman's story the larger history of slavery, the antislavery movement, the Underground Railroad, the increasing sectionalism of the pre-Civil War era, as well as the war and post-war Reconstruction. A rich collection of accompanying documents — including the Fugitive Slave Acts, letters, newspaper articles, advertisements and tributes to Tubman — shed light on Tubman's relationships with key abolitionist figures such as Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison; her role in the women's rights movement; and her efforts on behalf of fugitive slaves and freed blacks through the Civil War and beyond. A chronology of Tubman's life, along with questions for consideration and a selected bibliography, enhance this important volume.

Freedom Facts And Firsts

Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578592607
Size: 72.19 MB
Format: PDF
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Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nationwide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues. This comprehensive resource chronicles the breadth and passion of an entire people's quest for freedom.