Who Was Harriet Tubman

Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0593097246
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Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Philadelphia. Throughout her long life (she died at the age of ninety-two) and long after the Civil War brought an end to slavery, this amazing woman was proof of what just one person can do.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Catherine Clinton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0759509778
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Who was Harriet Tubman? To John Brown, the leader of the Harpers Ferry slave uprising, she was General Tubman. For those slaves whom she led north to freedom, she was Moses. To the slavers who hunted her down, she was a thief and a trickster. To abolitionists she was a prophet. As Catherine Clinton shows in this riveting biography, Harriet Tubman was, above all, a singular and complex woman, defeating simple categories. Illiterate but deeply religious, Harriet Tubman was raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the 1820s, not far from where Frederick Douglass was born. As an adolescent, she incurred a severe head injury when she stepped between a lead weight thrown by an irate master and the slave it was meant for. She recovered but suffered from visions and debilitating episodes for the rest of her life. While still in her early twenties she left her family and her husband, a free black, to make the journey north alone. Yet within a year of her arrival in Philadelphia, she found herself drawn back south, first to save family members slated for the auction block, then others. Soon she became one of the most infamous enemies of slaveholders. She established herself as the first and only woman, the only black, and one of the few fugitive slaves to work as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. In the decade leading up to the Civil War, Tubman made over a dozen trips south in raids that were so brazen and so successful that a steep price was offered as a bounty on her head. When the Civil War broke out, she became the only woman to officially lead men into battle, acting as a scout and a spy while serving with the Union Army in South Carolina. Long overdue, Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom is the first major biography of this pivotal character in American history, written by an acclaimed historian of the antebellum and Civil War eras. With impeccable scholarship drawing on newly available sources and research into the daily lives of the slaves in the border states, Catherine Clinton brings Harriet Tubman to life as one of the most important and enduring figures in American history.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Sarah Hopkins Bradford
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ISBN: 9780806504155
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Inspiring story of bravery, perseverance, and self-sacrifice recalls the courageous life of one of the most well-known "conductors" on the Underground Railroad. This memorable biography recalls the former slave's grim childhood, her perilous experiences leading slaves into Canada, her efforts as a nurse, cook, and scout for the Union Army, and more.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Nancy J. Nielsen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736810876
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A biography of the African American woman best known for her work with the Underground Railroad, describing her childhood as a slave, her escape to the North, her assistance to the Union cause during the Civil War, and her accomplishments during the Reconstruction years in helping former slaves adapt to freedom.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Margo McLoone
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781560659433
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A brief biography of the woman who escaped life as a slave and then rescued hundreds of other slaves as a conductor in the underground railroad.

Harriet Tubman

Author: M. J. Cosson
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781599288420
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Profiles the slave who escaped to freedom and helped others to do the same.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Ann Petry
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504019865
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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.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Marion Taylor
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438100817
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* Critically acclaimed biographies of history's most notable African-Americans * Straightforward and objective writing * Lavishly illustrated with photographs and memorabilia * Essential for multicultural studies

Harriet Tubman In Her Own Words

Author: Julia McDonnell
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 1482440695
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Harriet Tubman’s fame as a conductor on the Underground Railroad led to her nickname: Moses. She displayed considerable courage leading fugitive slaves to freedom and, incredibly, never lost a “passenger.” Less well known is Tubman’s service in the Union army as a scout and spy during the Civil War. This captivating volume uses Tubman’s own remembrances as well as other primary sources to provide a greater understanding of her astonishing life story as well as major issues of the United States in the 1800s. Historic photographs, fact boxes, and sidebars add valuable information to the main text and appealing design.